Pretty much every day clients tell me about the empathy they feel for family, friends, people in need and animals. And, in the same session, I hear self-blaming, self-loathing and negative self-talk. Blaming has no positive effect at all.
The Greatest Expression of You process isn’t outward toward the others. The emphasis is inward – toward you.
The focus of the Greatest Expression of You process isn’t about blaming. The emphasis is empathy and understanding – for you!
Most of us think of empathy as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. But, do you talk to your best friend the way you talk to yourself? Would you say the things that you say to yourself to your grandchildren? Probably not!
When you learn to do for yourself what you would do for a friend in need, you inevitably create a renewed sense of hope for yourself. When you are being the Greatest Expression of You, you are directing your love, grace, compassion and empathy inward towards you. Being the Greatest Expression of You is the ability to understand and share your own feelings. You are putting on your own oxygen mask first.
With your own needs fulfilled, you now have the resources within you to share with the world around you.
Becoming the Greatest Expression
Becoming the Greatest Expression of You is a series of posts that I began on March 20, 2016. One day I hope to turn them into a book.
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I’ve found the wellspring of kindness within me.
Definition of empathy
According to Merriam Webster, the definition of empathy is:
- the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; also: the capacity for this
- the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it
Just think how different you are when you treat yourself with understanding and sensitivity. That’s what you do when you are being your Best Self.
“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Be your Best Self with understanding. Love yourself and allow your life to change.
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