Book: 7 Steps to Spiritual Empathy, a Practical Guide - The Spiritual Philosophy of Emotional Intelligence. Learn to Listen. Change your Life (The Intelligence of Our Emotions) (Volume 1) by Jenny Florencecategories: Book, Self-Help, Self-Compassion, Spirituality, Self-Esteem, Emotional Intelligence, Happiness, Well-Being, Mental Health, Self-Awareness, Psychology, Personal Growth, Soul, Empathy
Jenny Florenceabout this book: Self-care and getting the balance right.
Self-care and self-compassion have always been a challenge for me!
On face value, this may not make a lot of sense, after all I'm an experienced counsellor, a therapist of 26 years, surely I should know about this stuff, this is my area of expertise.
But I can tell you first hand that there is a big difference between helping 'other' people to learn to take care of themselves and helping 'ourselves' to take care of ourselves.
Enabling other people on their developing journey of self-care came easily to me… applying the same principles to myself did not!
Looking after myself and prioritizing my own well-being felt 'selfish' especially when on a daily basis I was meeting people who were facing significant life challenges of their own and my role was to help them. And not only did I feel 'selfish' but the idea of putting myself before others seemed completely contradictory to my core spiritual belief in being a kind and giving person. This perspective was then compounded by everything that I had read about the law of attraction.
Being a giving person should bring giving people into my life…. And yet here I was, giving and giving and giving even more, to the point of heading for burn out and yet what I needed didn't seem to be coming my way. If anything, I was finding the complete opposite!
It was a light bulb moment for me when I realised that by 'not looking after me' I was attracting into my life, people and circumstances who were also 'not looking after me.'
Until I demonstrated 'care and respect for myself' I was unlikely to bring into my life both people and circumstances that would demonstrate 'care and respect for me'.
And so began my journey of 'Spiritual Empathy'.
I realised that above and beyond anything else I needed to learn to listen to myself. Not only to my mind and my thoughts, but also to my emotions. I needed to listen and to respond to myself with genuine self-respect and Empathy and to find a way to prioritize self-care without compromising my core Spiritual beliefs. The 7 Steps of Spiritual Empathy are the core principles of my own spiritual learning curve and my own journey of emerging emotional awareness.
This is the first in my series of 7 books about the Intelligence of our Emotions. 7 steps to Spiritual Empathy will transform your perspective of empathy and empower you to live a life of genuine self-respect and self-care with practical daily invitations that are designed to help integrate conceptual knowledge into permanent, sustainable growth and learning.
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