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Taking a mental time out during the day is essential to being well. In a time where technology and interactions overwhelms the mind, mediation can help clear the path for connection with self.
"How Can We Love, If We Are Not There?"
Being Emotionally and physically present is a challenge with technology, family, work, school, and __________ (Insert time snatcher here). In fact, many of us try to multitask when speaking to someone in regards to an important matter and end up asking them to repeat themselves which can damage a relationship over time. True presence can provide healing not only for our selves but also for our loved ones. Thich Nhat Hanh's explores the four mantras for living a better life of fulfillment.
It's tough to ignore what others say about our person, behaviors, and or choices we make. Don Miguel Ruiz teaches us to stand in our own truth by understanding that people do and say things because of themselves, NOT US! You are responsible for your own thoughs and actions whether or not others feel the way you do.
Sympathy and Empathy seems like the same thing right? Although both words sounds like, they have different meaning. Sympathy is the feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Brene Brown, PhD, does a wonderful job of explaining the difference between sympathy and empathy to aid us in learning how we can connect with others.