The word “compersion” was invented in the early 1970s in the Kerista community in San Francisco. It’s the opposite of jealousy. Derived from “compassion”, compersion is the feeling of rejoicing in the happiness of the other.
In love relationships, it’s the feeling that one is happy that one’s lover or lover loves someone else: “I love this person, so I’m happy that he or she is happy.” This is in line with the thought that love is limitless and only grows when you cultivate it. This feeling, the key to polyamorous relationships, can only be put into practice by people working on their emotional maturity, of course. Many of my films tell the story of this concept in an embodied way.