31 May Building Empathy and Human Connection While Cultivating Self – Compassion
True empathy means stepping into the shoes of the other or to quote Henry David Thoreau “Could a greater miracle take place than to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” The Cleveland Clinic has created a series of videos on empathy. Witness this video which is part of this series and create a new lens through which you might see others and your world:
Mirror neurons are a neuroscience way of explaining empathy. Did you ever stop to think that by seeing someone doing something, you share the experience, whether it’s watching a football game or challenging news stories on TV? Check this incredible video out!
Self – compassion is an expression of self – caring to turn toward your own pain, and includes befriending yourself and moving away from self – criticism. We will all fair better if we stop taking everything personally and remember, we cannot carry the weight of the world on our shoulders!