How we speak about Human
Before returning to compassion...
Ever notice that we use the word human as an excuse or put-down?
The returning to compassion model first starts with an exploration of relationship polarities.
Has this ever happened to you?
When you walk into a room and were feeling fine a few moments earlier, you rapidly notice with some sense of horror that you have become a skewed version of who you know yourself normally to be? This is when invisible relationship dynamics are polarizing you with those who were already in the room before you. Since we communicate with each other more through non-verbal language than anything or any words we might be saying, imagine how overwhelming the body language, hormones (e.g., fear), and what everyone is not saying or doing can be to someone coming from a place outside of the room. Next time you are in a group environment (e.g., at the mall, in class, at home with the family, etc.), spend five minutes watching how relationships are continually polarizing and re-connecting. To learn more about identifying the relationship polarity roles, click here.