The power of the compassionate approach
The power of the compassionate approach from the Get the Life You Love Now book.
I felt moved to share this with you today, I hope you find it useful in your day today.
All lasting change needs to be done from a very compassionate frame of mind. Central toeverything you’ll be learning in this book is the absolute importance of this compassionate approach.
This would include having;
1 Kindness and compassion towards ourselves and our behaviours
2 Kindness and compassion towards others and their behaviours
3 A readiness to assume any slights or misunderstandings were unintentional and as the result of ineffective communication rather than malice, and to take responsibility to see things it in the most healing light possible.
Virginia Satir, one of the great pioneers of family therapy, summarises this nicely when she says ‘Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.’
About Phil Parker
Phil specialises in the psychology of health, happiness and genius.