5 results for 'empathy'
What Do You Like About Yourself ?
It's kind of strange, but for some reason people struggle with answering this more so than if you ask them what they don't like about themselves. Seems they can come up with quite a list of negatives, but the positives things are harder for them to acknowledge.
Sometimes, we spend so much time thinking about our faults, and our weaknesses that we overlook everything that is precious and beautiful about ourselves.
So, I thought I'd ask the question:
What do you like about yourself?
It may be things about your body, your... (more)
... other person is a stranger. In my opinion, when an individual can demonstrate kindness and compassion to someone in need, that is a rare trait that few people seem to possess. I read the following story on truthbook.com which is one of my favorite stories of someone showing a wonderful level of empathy and sympathy to a fellow human being.
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. "Your son is here," she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the... (more)
Do you see them?
Are your eyes truly open?
Or do you pretend
Walking blindly among
What hurts your heart
To look at....?
I have never been able to close my eyes to those in need. I pray I never do. Yes, at times I have cursed and wondered the purpose of being blessed with seeing what is not on the surface. That somehow, my vision needs to go deeper. Why do I read such pain in eyes I do not know? What am I being directed to see?
Years ago, I realized that through my own pains and traumas, I was given a gift. The gift... (more)
I left my ego behind today
sent him to another place
far from me
to no longer
fill my mind
with detrimental fabrication.
I awoke this morning
fresh from a peaceful dream
then ego took over
"oh, I don't want to get up"
"it's too cold out"
"I want to sleep some more"
"don't want to spend the day cleaning"
The voice took hold
stared at me when
in the mirror
saying"oh you look bad today"
"don't even think to smile "
"you have... (more)
Famous ethicist John Rawls believed that in order to promote fairness and equality, coming out of the ‘veil of ignorance’ is imperative. He idealized a society where there was no social status or labeling associated to individuals and everyone could be entitled to same social rights. Perhaps John Rawls envisioned a social model based on morality, ethicality, and virtues. His ideology seems similar to that of Dr. Patch Adams who intends to design a society based on ‘care systems’. Dr Adams philosophy of holistic care integrates cause with compassion and is a consciousness raising effort of... (more)
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