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What if, instead of breathing to catch our breath from the last thing we just said, we actually inhaled in preparation to inspire the words or sounds about to be expressed? Susan Lincoln’s idea to INSPIRE as the intention of an INHALE was truly a gift for me.
While I don’t believe we can be “too compassionate,” I do think sometimes imagining being in someone else’s shoes can become “too real.”
For some of us, empathizing with someone becomes so real that we take on another person’s energy, burdens, or even illness. We can even take on a society’s problems, to the point where we imagine they are ours alone to solve. Does this sound even vaguely familiar?
As I saw the icon on my cell phone go down to one little bar, I thought “Huh. How did that happen so quickly? Better find an outlet.” And this got me thinking . . .