This value is essential on that path toward a Heaven on Earth. It encompasses compassion directed inwardly, as well as for others. Healthy self-esteem is important; without it, it’s difficult to have healthy compassion for others. Compassion should be expressed in both our words and deeds. Doing so will bring us closer to many of the elements of Heaven on Earth, including peace, racial harmony, spiritual harmony and gender harmony. Compassion shown to animals and to the natural world in general, will benefit our goal of ecological harmony.