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Recipe for Compassion and Maintaining the Human Element: The Connection Confection
When intent is blended with vision and purpose, sprinkled in compassion and joy, and fully cooked in a warm heart, it is possible to really connect with others, see their suffering as your own and alleviate that suffering. In South Africa, there is a phrase called Ubuntu. It means that I can only know that I am human when you reflect my humanity back at me. We are ultimately human because we belong. That belonging can actually create positive change in any workplace--from corporate to the classroom--and generate the deepest meaning in times that seem absolutely fraught with hopelessness, fear, and despair.
- A Mindfull of Intent, With a strong resolve to achieve your goals, anything is possible!
- A Heap of Purpose, Tempers intent by focusing on a specific goal. What do you want to accomplish today?
- A Heartfull of Compassion, When you focus on your own wants, also remember that others will be affected by your actions
- Two Handsfull of Understanding, being sympathetically aware of others' feelings generates patience.
- Two Earsfull, and a dash of silence for Listening, truly hearing what is happening in the moment without trying to control or judge it
The Sweetness of Connection
- Preparation: 1/2 hour--Set your focus and intent for the day, truly listening to yourself, as well as recognize how your choices, deeds, and actions will affect those around you. It does not take more preparation time to make someone else's day sweeter; it only takes the correct mindset!
- Connect with your heart center (focus on the beats of your heart until you feel a warmth and almost expansion in your chest). As you breathe in, focus on your intent, purpose, compassion, understanding, and listening. As you breathe out, exhale any stress, negativity, exhaustion, etc. Move the focus of mixed ingredients into the warmed and expanded center of your chest.
- As you go through your day, your intent, purpose, compassion, understanding, and listening skills will be honed to make your voiced expressions sweeter and warmer. In this way, you will be able to connect with others to yield a stronger communication and more positive energy. Even in a stressful work environment, or a strained family situation, others will recognize your light and positive change will be the outcome. In only 24 hours, you can change your whole physical environment, as well the environment of those around you.
One of the healthiest acts on the planet!
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|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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