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In this episode of "Into the Magic Shop," Dr. Jim Doty welcomes Bob Thurman as a guest to discuss compassion. Thurman shares his thoughts on the relationship between empathy, happiness, and compassion, emphasizing that empathy fuels compassion. He also discusses the importance of happiness and joy in cultivating compassion and explains the concept of self-compassion. Thurman explores the connection between mindfulness and the body and the delusion of the false self, which is a more fearful and angry orientation of being separate from others. He also touches on the misconception of selflessness in Buddhism and the value of psychedelics. Thurman concludes by highlighting the significance of wisdom and being realistic.