By Yingrik Drubpa Rinpoche
Compassion is not something embraced when a compassionate mind or behavior brings temporary joy and positive results, but rejected when it leads to a temporary suffering and loss.
Authentic compassion knows no fear and stays unchanged whatsoever. It does not rise and fall due to temporary joy or suffering. One holds his compassionate heart unchanged no matter if he is, physically or mentally, in favorable circumstances or not. In this unchanged compassion, all the inner and outer circumstances can be thus transformed and transcended.
If you can deeply acknowledge that all life essentially wants happiness and does not want suffering, you will become more compassionate, and sincerely willing to bring happiness and reduce suffering.