Category Archives: Awareness

Empathy versus Sympathy

Brain Medial and lateral view of the PFCThe video below demonstrates in a funny way Brené Brown‘s way of explaining the difference between empathy and sympathy.

The definition of empathy is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another” while the “feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune” is the one for sympathy. 

Did you ever experience that unpleasant feeling when you are telling someone your deepest emotions and their response was sympathetic?

How was it when someone was really just there with you when you expressed what is going on for you? 

May this video contribute to more connections in our times of vulnerabilities!

According to neuroscience empathy is closely related to the mirror system in the brain.

Photo Credit: Empathic accuracy on Wikipedia

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It is All done for Us

It's all done for meIt is all done ‘for us’!

What do you mean?

Have you ever heard people say ‘Why did you do this ‘to me’?’

Recently I learned from Panache Desai (link below) that instead of thinking that they have ‘done it to me’ I could look at it from a different perspective as in that ‘they have ‘done it for me’.

When we move from a victim consciousness where we believe that things are ‘done to us’ to a creator consciousness, our awareness changes to that it is ‘done for us’.

Everything that happens can be used as a spring-board for greater awareness. Continue reading It is All done for Us

What is the Meaning of Freedom?

What does Freedom mean to you?

Dolphin-surfing-on-its-tailA lot of people think money and things will give them Freedom.
Viktor Frankl and Nelson Mandela are two men who showed us that freedom has nothing to do withworldly riches‘.
They managed to use their minds in a way that helped them survive extreme circumstance and help other people. Continue reading What is the Meaning of Freedom?

Another Step towards Emotional Well Being


Last week I finished another 8 week Resolve Course lead by 2 Counselors (who had to have at least 400 client sessions before training for this course) .

For the last session we had to stand in front of the group and share our Hero Story, which is about where we come from and how the course has brought healing to our life. Continue reading Another Step towards Emotional Well Being

2012 Shift in Global Consciousness

Mayan CalendarThe Mayan calendar

 

ends in December 2012 after 26 000 years.

There are lots of prophecies regarding the end of this year.

What do you believe will happen?

What we focus on expands.

What do you want to expand?

There are many visionaries or ‘evolutionaries’ as Barbara Marx Hubbard call them herself included who talk about the positive changes which can happen.

The book “The Golden Motorcycle Gang” by Jack Canfield and William Gladstone introduced me to the ‘Birth of Universal Humanity’ and there is going to be a ‘Global birthday party for this on the 21/12/2012 and everyone is invited.

When I read the book I got inspired to be part of spreading the news.

This is all about a ‘Shift in Consciousness’ which has been happening for a while and seems to be accelerating.

The Harmonic Convergence which happened in the late 80s created by José Argüelles was a big event and the Global Birthday is going to surpass it, especially if Jack Canfield’s vision of 10 Million or more people are participating in this Birth Day of the ‘New Earth’ and universal humanity.

I love the thought of being instrumental in this shift in consciousness, spreading the word, planting the seed, inspiring people to be part of it, facilitating the unlimited potential of humans to blossom, to help keeping the focus on love, joy, growth, enlightenment, spirituality, our Inner Potential.

This is the first of a series of blog posts to make information available to inspire people to be part of this shift and to help spread the word and celebrate the Birth Day of Universal Humanity.

There is a preliminary scenario of what the Birth Day could look like with meditations, dance, global broadcast, flash mobs and plenty more in the back of the book.

Humanity ascending Trailer

Do you see yourself as an ‘evolutionary’? Are you keen to spread the word?

Collective shift in Consciousness on planet earth – now that is something to celebrate.

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