This is my concluding post on empathy. It’s a subject that has been on my mind a lot as I keep seeing how desperately we need more empathy in this world—and as I’ve become aware that there is room for increasing it in myself.
As Brené Brown says, this is the time for courage over comfort.
That can be a challenge.
Comfort is so tempting.
Retreating to the familiar makes us feel safe. And that’s what our primal, survival brain wants above all, to keep us safe.
Where do we find comfort?
Comfort can be found in something as tangible as a food that your grandma used to make or as intangible as your viewpoint on how the world works. Continue reading