We are wired to be kind

Empathy and compassion is part of our human inheritance. This video talks about some very disturbing socio-economic realties. People with privilege are losing these emotional skills. The counter-balance of course is that we can regain our lost selves and find compassion, empathy and love for ourselves and others.

h/t Open Culture

Empathy, compassion and vulnerability: collection

compassionSelf-compassion, empathy towards oneself and the willingness to be vulnerable paired with ongoing awareness are the qualities we need to nurture so that we might heal our mind and body and after that the mind and bodies of others and then the planet too. Bringing mindfulness to our own lives with these powerful states of consciousness can be part of the beginning of change. Paying attention to a process is changing the process!

Below is a collection of links that deal with these qualities in many different ways. This collection will be part of the navigation menu up at the top of the page under Healing Arts and will be updated as is appropriate.

The collection of posts:

Clarity and empathy

Shame and empathy

Empathy is an antidote to righteousness

Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity

Empathy — non-violent communication

Psychiatrist who heals with love and empathy–not meds — discusses the power of love and consideration towards those with psychosis

We numb vulnerability — “We numb vulnerability…we are the most in debt, obese, addicted and medicated adult cohort in US history.”

Shame: a painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace — shame can keep us from experiencing the openess of vulnerability

The Power of Being Vulnerable

Vulnerability and the Illusion of Control

The basics of non-violent communication

The Science of Compassion — the idea that self-compassion trumps self-esteem is an excellent point that needs to be considered. Here she goes into depth about this idea.

The Empathic Civilisation: the human family — We have to start thinking like an extended family! (the human family)

Compassion is keen awareness of our interdependence

Compassion science

Neuroscience of change, another take on neuroplasticity: self-compassion and awareness to start

Compassion is a kind of fire

Peace and love break — compassion for oneself

What is compassion

The wounded healer

There is nothing wrong with you

There are as many paths through life as there are people

the light enters us where we’ve been wounded: radical acceptance

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