Is our culture becoming less compassionate? If so, are there ways that we can develop more compassion in our daily lives so we can experience more joy, love, fulfillment, and connection?
In this episode of Finding Brave, special guest therapist Lynn Carroll addresses these probing questions and shares her in-depth expertise on compassion and healing.
Lynn Carroll is a psychotherapist who specializes in the mind/body connection. In private practice for 25 years and also a consultant for substance abuse treatment centers throughout Florida, Lynn works on an intuitive, therapeutic level that helps support her clients’ ability to work more deeply within themselves. She has worked on trauma teams and helped thousands of people process through challenging obstacles such as addictions, depression, anxiety, life challenges, marital issues, relationship problems, career challenges, grief and loss of a loved one. And Lynn has been a tremendous agent of change in Kathy’s person and professional life (and in the lives of her clients and course members) as well over the past 10 years.
As you’ll hear, the only way to be compassionate is to have it towards your own soul. But we don’t need to completely reinvent ourselves to start living more loving, meaningful lives. We just need to begin with a bit more love and tolerance for the deeply painful experiences that are universal to all human beings.
Highlights from this Episode:
- What does compassion really mean, and why we are struggling with it [10:34]
- How a society’s value system plays a critical role in the development of compassion [15:19]
- What is the single most important parenting behavior that you can give your child in order to instill a sense of compassion [21:09]
- Which traits in a person will drive non-compassionate actions and behaviors [22:49]
- What is really happening when someone is rejected [26:34]
- A reminder of how precious life is, but how painful it is to love [38:10]
- Practical strategies to start becoming more compassionate today [43:14]
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“(Capitalism) has a way of breeding a value system of wanting more, and more and more. There are certainly pros and there are cons to every system.” [18:17]
“We don’t forgive by being in opposition. We forgive by being in union.” [29:52]
“Compassion gives that ability to align with one another.” [30:44]
“We have no idea how we impact other people’s lives.” [47:48]