Posts tagged empathy
Day Eighteen:See Beyond

This powerful quote from Gandhi stops me in my tracks. It is SO TRUE. It’s easy to identify hate. It’s a pretty strong emotion. You can flip through the news and see all the things hate has help build and make. We may sit on our couch and say:  “That is not right!” “They are wrong!” “They are bad.” maybe even perhaps, “They are evil.” However what does that do for either side? Nothing. It leaves you judging the person who has hate in them or acts upon their hate. It does nothing except fuel the fires.

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Day Twelve: Seeing the Light

Heading out today to do some shopping? Take this opportunity to look at your fellow humans in a new light. Take the time to feel the connection, the bond that exists between everyone of us. Extend compassion and empathy to everyone you meet today no matter how stressed you are or how stressed they are. Look into the eyes of the cashier, the barista, the sales associate and really see them. Recognize the Light of the Divine in each one. Look at them and say, “thank you” and make sure they know you see them

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Day Four: Shift from Within

I love this quote by Anita Moorjani: "The only thing you can do is make the shift within yourself."

It's so true and, I believe, extremely helpful advice right now. We can't control others. We can't control how they think, how they feel, how they react. We can't "fix" them. That's not our responsibility. Our responsibility is to ourselves--making the changes from within and letting them radiate outward....

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