How to replace empathy with compassion Jaz and Suki Thompson - Let's Reset
Jaz and Suki Thompson talk about the importance of replacing empathy with compassion, their Insta session with HH Princess Basma, Sultanate of Oman and how they were coping with lockdown
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Prey Love, talks about empathetic overload and empathetic melt down and urges people to replace empathy with compassion, during this challenging time. Compassion is 'I see you are suffering and I want to help you, I am not suffering myself now'. . Empathy is 'you are suffering, so now I am suffering, so now we have two people suffering so no one can serve'. Jaz explains psychologically why this makes a difference and Suki discusses with her how leaders at the moment need to learn some of these skills.
Empathetic overload and empathetic melt down
Replace empathy with compassion
Compassion is I see you are suffering and I want to help you, I am not suffering myself now
Empathy is you are suffering, so now I am suffering, so now we have two people suffering so no one can serve
What underlies compassuon is courage. The ability to witness someone else’s pain and not be drawn into it