📅 Thought for today:
‘In my view, the best of humanity is in our exercise of empathy and compassion. It’s when we challenge ourselves to walk in the shoes of someone whose pain or plight might seem so different than yours that it’s almost incomprehensible.’
— Sarah McBride
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I am in London for the second day this week. Today is a tutorial group day as part of my supervision training. I am looking forward to meeting up with most of my 13 classmates.
I write this on my phone sitting on a train for an hour before walking for 30 mins to the training venue in Little Venice.
I was thinking of a quote about pain – and how we avoid it or suppress it – especially emotional pain – yet it is a very important and valuable guide to tell us what we need to do.
Denying it or suppressing it doesn’t make it go away.
Then I found this quote and thought it resonated so strongly with how I feel about empathy.
And the picture is just where I am right now as I post!