Posted 2 months ago

psychotherapy:

RSA Shorts: Dr Brené Brown, “The Power of Empathy”


The audio of this RSA short is of Dr Brené Brown who spoke at the RSA on The Power of Vulnerability. She talks about the difference between sympathy and empathy and argues that to be truly empathetic you have to be vulnerable by connecting with someone’s pain in yourself.

Animated and directed by Katy Davis.

Posted 1 year ago

Adulting: Step 298: Do not look at your phone while human beings are interacting with you

adulting:

Cardiac surgeons who are on-call, you may ignore this step. Everyone else:

When you interrupt a conversation by pulling out and typing on your phone, this is the implication: “Whatever this Facebook friend/Tumblr person/Twotter follower [typo but it feels accurate and therefore stays] has to say…

Posted 1 year ago

Great Spirit

patmonahan:

Help me transform to a better “me”.
Bring this gift in abundance, please.
Help me reach my highest potential.
Bring me inspiration, clarity and wisdom.
And rid me of any negative energy and bring me light and love.

Thank you!!

Posted 1 year ago
Gracious acceptance is an art - an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving…. Accepting another person’s gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.
Alexander McCall Smith (via psychotherapy)
Posted 1 year ago

beingblog:

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.”

~Rabindranath Tagore, from Works of Rabindranath Tagore

Photo by Fergal of Claddagh, OP, cc by-nc-sa 2.0

Posted 1 year ago
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.
Chuck Palahniuk
Posted 1 year ago
The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
Peggy O’Mara (via psychotherapy)
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
theparisreview:

“People are frightened of themselves. It’s like Freud saying that the best thing is to have no sensation at all, as if we’re supposed to live painlessly and unconsciously in the world. I have a much different view. The ancients are right: the dear old human experience is a singular, difficult, shadowed, brilliant experience that does not resolve into being comfortable in the world. The valley of the shadow is part of that, and you are depriving yourself if you do not experience what humankind has experienced, including doubt and sorrow. We experience pain and difficulty as failure instead of saying, I will pass through this, everyone I have ever admired has passed through this, music has come out of this, literature has come out of it. We should think of our humanity as a privilege.”
—Marilynne Robinson, The Art of Fiction No. 198

theparisreview:

“People are frightened of themselves. It’s like Freud saying that the best thing is to have no sensation at all, as if we’re supposed to live painlessly and unconsciously in the world. I have a much different view. The ancients are right: the dear old human experience is a singular, difficult, shadowed, brilliant experience that does not resolve into being comfortable in the world. The valley of the shadow is part of that, and you are depriving yourself if you do not experience what humankind has experienced, including doubt and sorrow. We experience pain and difficulty as failure instead of saying, I will pass through this, everyone I have ever admired has passed through this, music has come out of this, literature has come out of it. We should think of our humanity as a privilege.”

Marilynne Robinson, The Art of Fiction No. 198