Our world today is full of chaos and turmoil, and people have strong opinions about many big issues.
It’s impossible to go throughout your day without talking to someone who thinks differently than you.
But instead of getting angry or looking for your differences, focus on compassion and empathy. When you put yourself in someone else’s shoes in a difficult situation, you have the mental agility to see things from their perspective and find similarities instead of differences.
When you create empathy, you can make progress and build relationships instead of facing division and roadblocks.
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Especially during challenging times, Blake uses visual imagery to create empathy with different types of people and different relationships. Visual imagery is a powerful tool to push past feelings of contention or anger and focus on empathy and positivity.
When faced with unwarranted criticism from a family friend, you can remember an experience and put yourself in their shoes to understand what their life is like and what may be driving their anger.
When facing an argument with a spouse or loved one, it can be easy to think of all the things the person did wrong. But instead, visualize the positive times and use imagery to challenge your assumptions and not just assume you are always right. It’s easy to only remember the negative things someone does, but using visual imagery helps you remember the positive actions to challenge your assumptions and fight fair with empathy.
We’re constantly faced with difficult issues, and tensions run high at work and with family and friends. Following these tips of visual imagery can help you push past the differences and focus on empathy.
With an empathetic mindset, you can be more cool, collected, and compassionate when talking to people. And that’s exactly what the world needs right now.
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