This is Your Brain on Compassion
You’ve had a long week…
How can you give your brain a pick-me-up?
Through being caring and thankful!
Dr. Amit Sood has produced a short but enlightening presentation on how the brain works with regards to our moods.
In just a few minutes, he covers three essential points in how our brain experiences life:
- how we feel the pain of others
- imaginary pain compared to real pain
- physical pain versus emotional hurt
Best of all, he provides a quick and easy solution for how our brain can become happy.
On a personal note:
I have been in the company of many, many people feeling hurt and pain, including people on their deathbed. I am sure you have as well.
I have found that in supporting them we take on some of their burden. That load can become quite heavy.
One way I have tried to lighten the weight is by trying to feel compassion for them.
Their hurt and pain is the result of a struggle they have been going through. I try to honor the effort they have made.
That helps me become less judgmental and critical of them.
In doing so my heart become softer and the load become a little lighter.
What ways have worked for you for dealing with the pain of others?