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December 14, 2013

What makes something better is Connection. {Viral Video}

Empathy vs. Sympathy.

This Short Cartoon Will Show You the Power of Empathy Versus Sympathy and Make You a Better Person

What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Voice: Dr Brené Brown
Animation: Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne) www.gobblynne.com

Watch Dr Brené Brown’s full talk ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSjc…

Dr Brené Brown is a research professor and best-selling author of “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead” (Penguin Portfolio, 2013).
She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

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Kerry Feb 28, 2014 9:04am

Most of the inner emotions are an imagined process through which empathy lies.

mahalo Dec 21, 2013 8:12pm

First and foremost. Im glad people like to comment, when they dont know the answer. This means there is more to creating emotions. When you accept that other persons energy into you, one must be able to know how to deal with it…transferring memories into places within oneself can help if the thought is imagined as a stepping process and energy within the body transference is simple as central nervous system practice including breathwork and concentration. The mind is only powerful if it allows for meaningful relationships and conflict resolution. Empathy situations can bring people together, but never use fear as the power. Love and Light, Mahalo

Just a guy Dec 16, 2013 10:46am

What, then, when your empathy begins to weigh you down? As an emotional being, to truly connect to those I care for I must crawl down into the dark cave they're in. How does one set boundaries to remain uplifted and healthfully detached from the darkness of their emotional state?How do you sustain the formation of healthy boundaries?

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