Saturday, 28 July 2012

Some Saturday soul food: Daniel Goleman

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Oui, c'est moi! Posting twice in one day is unusual for me but this quotation by Daniel Goleman really caught my eye. 
Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. 
When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. 
But when we focus on others, our world expands. 
Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller and we increase our capacity for connection or compassionate action.

It ties in so well with my last two posts here and here, don't you think? I guess this is the nub of what I'm talking about. I find life is so much richer when we give instead of always taking. 

And by giving, I mean giving without expecting anything in return. Sometimes the rewards which result can be just enchanting.

I've found that in life generally but especially so in blogging. Love live compassion!

A penny for your thoughts! Does giving come naturally to you? Or do you really need to make an effort to do it? Do share!
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