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Talk by Dalai Lama entitled "Human Compassion"

Talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama entitled "Human Compassion" given at the College of William & Mary's Kaplan Arena in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, on October 10, 2012. His Holiness's talk is followed by a question and answer session. (www.dalailama.com)


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Welcome to the empathy wars

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Stepping into other people’s shoes has been a catalytic force for social change throughout human history.


You can always tell when a good idea has come of age: people start criticising it. That’s certainly the case when it comes to empathy.

 

Empathy is a more popular concept today than at any time since the eighteenth century, when Adam Smith argued that the basis of morality was our imaginative capacity for “changing places in fancy with the sufferer.” Neuroscientists, happiness gurus, education policy-makers and mediation experts have all been singing its praises.

 

ROMAN KRZNARIC 

Culture of Empathy Builder Page: Roman Krznaric http://bit.ly/yogvQs


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(Leadership) Best Advice I Ever Got: Make Empathy Your Superpower

(Leadership) Best Advice I Ever Got: Make Empathy Your Superpower | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

As a business leader, here are some ways to harness empathy and make it your superpower, too:

1. Use empathy to create your vision.
Empathy is commonly explained by the phrase "walk a mile in someone else's shoes." But it's more than just that. It's walking side by side with someone, listening with intent, and using the knowledge gained to create your vision.

2. Use empathy to become mission-driven....3. Use empathy to inspire loyalty....4. Use empathy as a your default communication tool....

Mina Chang 


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Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, March 1, 3:42 AM

Another word for connection - empathy. Use it to become a great leader.

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Hawking in plea for human empathy

Hawking in plea for human empathy | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

Aggression should be weeded out of the human race and replaced by empathy, according to renowned physicist professor Stephen Hawking.

 

"The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory, or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.

"A major nuclear war would be the end of civilisation, and maybe the end of the human race. The quality I would most like to magnify is empathy. It brings us together in a peaceful, loving state."


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Empathy in Romantic Relationships

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A romantic relationship is a fitting harbor for empathy.


According to attachment theory, in a relationship, both partners regulate each other’s blood pressure, heart rates, breathing, and the levels of hormones in one another’s blood.

 

When two people join together and become attached, they establish one physiological unit and are no longer separate entities in this regard (Levine and Heller 2010). Moreover, we are constantly in tune with our partner whether we like it or not...


Getting to a place where you can genuinely empathize with your partner may not always be easy or feel natural, especially if you are experiencing your own obstacles. Yet if you keep in mind the effects – relationship stability, being completely in sync with your partner, and receiving appeciation in return – you may see that demonstrating empathy becomes effortless.


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Five things you may not know about empathy

Five things you may not know about empathy | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

Can you feel that? It's called empathy and it's having a moment. Experts have discovered that putting yourself in someone else's shoes is not just an important life skill, it's also intrinsic to happiness.Author Brene Brown calls empathy a 'sacred space' where you climb down into another person's hurt.

 

This is crucial because it fosters connection – something sympathy alone can't do. If that seems a little touchy-feely, stay with me, because the virtue traditionally associated with shoulder squeezes and self-sacrifice is more powerful – and surprising - than you think.

 

Empathy helps you get ahead at work 

by Natalie Reilly

 


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How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it
"Just how charitable are you supposed to be when criticizing the views of an opponent?"

"In disputes upon moral or scientific points," Ar
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Five ways to foster empathy

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No matter what our capacity for empathy, when we become angry and defensive, our ability to empathise becomes limited. 5 ways to foster empathy in your relationship:

Give your partner genuine attention. Try hard not to focus on yourself or your feelings - or a need to defend yourself - whilst they are talking.

 

Someone has to go first. For empathy to work it has to flow both ways. Be the bigger person and do the giving first so that you in turn can receive.

 

You don't have to fix it. Often experiencing empathy can be confused with fixing the problem your partner feels. What your partner needs is that you hear them - not that you sort it all out.

 

You can get it wrong without it being the end of the world. The main point is you are trying - this is what matters.

 

Listening is not enough. We also need to make ourselves vulnerable by having the capacity to remove our mask and reveal our feelings.

 

Be compassionate to yourself too...

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Why Are Humans Violent? The Psychological Reason We Hurt Each Other

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From the crises in the Middle East to mass shootings in U.S. schools to the reckless striving for wealth and world domination, there is one overarching theme that almost never gets media...
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How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Here’s How To Tell

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Here are 14 signs you have high emotional intelligence.
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Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again...

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Empathy In Action: How a Concept is Making Real Change In the World




The world can be a scary and confusing place when you're a kid, even if you're one of the lucky ones and have every imaginable amenity at your disposal. Even the most fortunate c...
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Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

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We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.
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The Neurobiology of “We”. Relationship is the flow of energy and information between people

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The Neurobiology of “We”. Relationship is the flow of energy and information between people, essential in our development.
"The study of neuroplasticity is changing the way scientists think about the...

 

“Relationship is key,” he emphasizes. “When we work with relationship, we work with brain structure. Relationship stimulates us and is essential in our development. People rarely mention relationship in brain studies, but it provides vital input to the brain.

 

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Relationship stimulates us and is

essential in our development.

People rarely mention relationship

in brain studies, but it provides

vital input to the brain.

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Every form of psychotherapy that works, works because it creates healthier brain function and structure.… In approaching our lives, we can ask where do we experience the chaos or rigidity that reveal where integration is impaired.

 

We can then use the focus of our attention to integrate both our brain and our relationships. Ultimately we can learn to be open in an authentic way to others, and to ourselves.

 

The outcome of such an integrative presence is not only a sense of deep well-being and compassion for ourselves and others, but also an opening of the doors of awareness to a sense of the interdependence of everything. ‘We’ are indeed a part of an interconnected whole.””

 

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“We is what me is!”

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The network of "I" is connected to the network that is "us" in an upward gradient.

 

There can be no full "I" without "we", because all humans have to be socialized, like any other social animal, in order to develop fully as individual human beings.

 

We are all connected to one another and the environment to form one web on this planet.  It affects us and we affect it, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad, depending upon what we do to it consciously and subconsciously.

 

Why listen to the individualists who have absolutely no sense or desire to connect with the other that is around them and that has helped form them as individuals, psychologically, physically and socially?

 

They are not in touch with the actual world, and are probably just of a pathological mindset that, I think, needs to be treated as a disease by our society.

 

We are all one.

 

What you do effects all those who are around you and are connected to you.

 

And, most importantly, what you do to them/it is the same thing that you do to yourself, as an individual.

 

Think about it.

 

Libertarians.

 

Conservatives.

 

Think about it.

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Your most important skill: Empathy - Chad Fowler

Your most important skill: Empathy - Chad Fowler | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

 Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to

 

Why practice empathy?

Why should you explicitly work to enhance your ability to empathize with others?

 

You will be more likely to treat the people you care about the way they wish you would treat them.

 

You will better understand the needs of people around you.

 

You will more clearly understand the perception you create in others with your words and actions.

 

You will understand the unspoken parts of your communication with others.

 

You will better understand the needs of your customers at work.

 

You will have less trouble dealing with interpersonal conflict both at home and at work.

 

You will be able to more accurately predict the actions and reactions of people you interact with.You will learn how to motivate the people around you.

 

You will more effectively convince others of your point of view.

 

You will experience the world in higher resolution as you perceive through not only your perspective but the perspectives of those around you.

 

You will find it easier to deal with the negativity of others if you can better understand their motivations and fears.

 

Lately when I find myself personally struggling with someone, I remind myself to empathize and I immediately calm myself and accept the situation for what it is.

Chad Fowler


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Can Compassion Change the World?

Can Compassion Change the World? | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

By Jill Suttie

Daniel Goleman talks with Greater Good about his new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World.

 

The Dalai Lama has a long history of meeting and collaborating with social scientists—psychologists, neuroscientists, economists, and others looking to understand the science of human emotions and behavior. Through these collaborations, he has learned about the research in this area and has encouraged scientists to pursue fields of inquiry more directly aimed at serving the public good.

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(Benefits) What is Compassion?

(Benefits) What is Compassion? | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

Compassion is the most transforming energy in the universe with everything we all long for – kindness, caring, loving.  It is a courageous state of mind and heart, with far-reaching consequences in terms of how we experience ourselves and reality…

 

Does research supports the value of practicing Compassion?

Yes. Scientific research shows that being compassionate can improve health, well-being, relationships and sense of purpose.

 

Compassion can be cultivated by meditation practice and offers many benefits:

Strengthens brain circuits for pleasure and reward and leads to lasting increases in self-reported happinessReduces risk of heart disease by boosting the positive effects of the vagus nerveMakes people more resilient to stress; lowers stress hormones in the blood and salivaBoosts the immune responseIncreases Positive emotion, decreases ruminationDecreases negative emotions such as: hatred, jealousy, angerEnhances communication and connection with others so better relationshipsMore compassionate people / parents / workers / societies have better social skills, take care of their most vulnerable members, assist other nations in need, and perform more acts of kindness.
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Empathy, Autonomy and Intimacy - Dr. Rick Hanson

Empathy, Autonomy and Intimacy - Dr. Rick Hanson | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it
As we turn our awareness to the shift from “me” to “we,” we are faced with the joys and sorrows of maintaining healthy relationships. Supported by both Buddhism and Western psychology, the keys to healthy relationships include not only empathy and compassion, but also the assertive strength and boundaries that allow us to keep our heart open. These states of mind are based on underlying states of your brain. The emerging integration of modern neuroscience and ancient contemplative wisdom offers increasingly skillful means for activating those brain states--and thus for cultivating a caring heart, effective communication, balance during upsets and more fulfilling relationships.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Empathy

6 Ways to Improve Your Empathy | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

Empathy is getting a lot of press these days.  But with a culture of extreme individualism where online interactions outnumber in-person conversations, it can be hard to cultivate an empathetic mind-meld.

But the benefits of strong empathic skills are legion: first, you’ll understand the motivations and needs of people around you. People’s actions, no matter how wacky, will start to make sense (“Well, duh, if that happened to me I’d probably act like that, too.”), which will in turn make you less judgy and defensive - and that will make you less stressed out....

 

So how can we build our empathetic muscle?  Here are 6 ways to practice:

Method #1: Read More (Especially Literature)...Method #2: Be a Mirror...Method #3: Question the Golden Rule...Method #4: Turn the Tables...Method #5: Use These 3 Magic Phrase  (But Only if They're True)  ...Method #6: Let Your Heart Break...

 

By Ellen Hendriksen,

 


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Carl Rogers on Empathy and Presence

Presentations at CarlRogers.info: New World / New Person Pt. 1 2/22/81
Full audio at: http://carlrogers.info/audio.html
More on Rogers and Empathy at: http://j.mp/V88gdn

Starts talking about empathy and empathic listening at 40:30, discusses presence from 42:00 to end.
Transcript:
"You've heard much in this conference about the skill of empathic listening. I simply want to underscore what has been said because I believe that it plays a large part in our future. I come to believe that a very sensitive listening is one of the most powerful forces for growth that I know.

When I can let myself enter softly and delicately, the vulnerable inner world of the other person.
When I can temporarily lay aside my views and values and prejudices.
When I can let myself be at home in the fright, the concern, the pain, the anger, the tenderness, the confusion, which fills his or her life.
When I can move about in that inner world without making judgments,.
When I can see that world with fresh unfrightened eyes.
When I can check the accuracy of my sensing's with him or her being guided by the responses I receive.

Then I can be a companion to that inner person, pointing to the felt meanings of what is being experienced. Then I find myself to be a true helper, a welcome companion, and aid to growth and help.

 

Listening seems such a easy word, I find it a lifetime task to achieve true listening and a task well worth the effort.

There is another very subtle factor in the healing relationship which I have experienced and that I would call presence. It is certainly known to physicians. ..... I to have experienced this. When I am at my best as a group facilitator, or a therapist, I discover this characteristic. I find that when I am closest to my inner intuitive self, when I am somehow in touch with the unknown in me, when perhaps I am in a slightly altered state of consciousness, then what ever I do seems to be full of healing. Then simply my presence is releasing and helpful....


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celine levita's curator insight, February 3, 11:49 AM

"Listening seems such a easy word, I find it a lifetime task to achieve true listening and a task well worth the effort." C Rogers.

L'écoute : une compétence à cultiver encore et encore

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The Basics of Non Violent Communication

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The challenges that arise in our communication with each other seem to be rooted in the way we choose to communicate our feelings and needs to others, but
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In Search of Tolerance Part 4: How Empathy Transforms Relationships

In Search of Tolerance Part 4: How Empathy Transforms Relationships | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

Anytime we come together as humans our differing viewpoints, tendencies, and belief systems can sometime collide. Conflict in relationships is inevitable and can become a moment for growth,


as Carl Jung says,

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”



In this post, we’re looking at how empathy can transform relationships. 


Empathy Reduces Conflict...

Deep Listening Shows You Care...

Empathy Heals and Uplifts Others...

Empathy Leads To Compassion..


BY DAVID BARNES 


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How to Share Your Feelings and Be Heard

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These 4 steps can help you express your feelings compassionately, which will increase the odds that your loved one will be able to really hear you.
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Does Nature Select for Nice?

Does Nature Select for Nice? | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

A new book argues that selflessness, not selfishness, creates more genetic success.

 

But according to physicist and science writer Stefan Klein’s new book, the idea that we are born to be selfish is dead wrong. In Survival of the Nicest: How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get AlongKlein argues that selflessness, not selfishness, creates more genetic success, and that proof for this has been gaining momentum among scientists, gradually challenging the “survival of the fittest” model in evolution.

 

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Selflessness, after all, has some

incredible benefits. With selflessness

comes compassion and empathy,

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Selflessness, after all, has some incredible benefits. With selflessness comes compassion and empathy, the combination of which lays the foundation for vital survival skills that were required by humans to colonize the world—skills, for example, like the ability to learn to follow common goals. By Joseph Ferrell |


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Daniel Goleman et la compassion

Daniel GOLEMAN, Auteur de L’intelligence émotionnelle, demande pourquoi nous ne faisons pas preuve de compassion plus souvent.
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Colorado high school replaces punishment with 'talking circles' - YouTube

At Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colo., students, parents and administration are meeting face-to-face to resolve student conflict with conversation. The num...
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Self-Compassion: How To Stop Being So Damn Hard On Yourself

Self-Compassion: How To Stop Being So Damn Hard On Yourself | Authentic Dialogue | Scoop.it

You are your own worst critic. Self-compassion is the act of extending kind thoughts towards yourself. Learn how to live with more self-compassion today.

1. Start With The Basics

It’s very difficult to extend any compassion towards yourself if you aren’t letting yourself meet your most basic needs.

Get full nights of rest, eat clean and nutritious food, and get some form of exercise at least two or three times per week.

Living a sedentary lifestyle, with little rest, and a sugary, white flour based diet is the fastest way to burn out on a cellular level. Just because you have opposable thumbs and the ability to think rationally doesn’t mean that you aren’t an animal that has certain needs to maintain a baseline level of health.

 

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Visualising a positive future starts with valuing what you have to offer.