COMPASSION - True compassion requires us to, first of all, pay attention, because when we are preoccupied with our own lives, we won't enter this process. But an exciting thing happens in the brain once we notice a need or see a crisis, like at Robb Elementary School. Our distress/threat circuitry lights up. We call it "empathetic distress," where we start to feel a bit of pain for someone else. Unfortunately, many of us get stuck in empathetic distress.
Moving forward in compassion will likely cause us to act on it. Join Julie and Chuck as they discuss how we can act and react positively through compassion on the Positive Talk Podcast.