Barriers to Compassion

What are we reading this week?

One of the guiding principles of I Am Here is to Show you care. Sometimes we have to look inside ourselves and overcome some barriers to caring before we can apply this principle of Show you care.

The Center for Compassionate Leadership has written an article on Barriers to Compassion. They talk about how distractions, judgments, and fears can be barriers to our feeling compassion for others’ (and our own) suffering. They also suggest how we can overcome these barriers.

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What are we watching this week?

Listening is one of our I Am Here CLEAR skills. It’s a really important skill that we need to practice and improve on.

In his TED Talk, 5 Ways to Listen Better, Julian Treasure, Sound Consultant, suggests that we are losing our ability to Listen, and explains why. He then provides five techniques that we can use to help us consciously listen to the people and world around us.

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What are we looking at this week?

On one of her LinkedIn posts, Dr. Noémie Le Pertel has shared a simple yet insightful graphic (created by Liz Fosslien). It reminds us that, while we can’t always control others’ actions, we do have a lot of control over how we respond.

“We can cultivate our capacity to respond as we intend, through self-regulation, practice, learning, and most importantly—perspective!”

This can be a powerful concept to remember in a variety of situations, both at work and at home.

It’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help.

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