At some point in life we fall into a trance of seeing the differences in people and missing how alike we truly are. Even our enemies in life are more like us than different. At the core we all want to feel understood and cared about no matter who we are. What happens when we start seeing a connection between people? It breeds the compassion which study after study is now showing leads to feeling happier.

Whether it’s disconnection with a stranger, an acquaintance, an old friend, a family member, or even our kids, give yourself the gift of this short 2-minute practice to break this trance and prime your mind to seeing the connection that can lead to healing and well-being.

As always, please shar eyour thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

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Goldstein, E. (2012). 2 Mindful Minutes to Better Relationships. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 19, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindfulness/2012/11/2-mindful-minutes-to-better-relationships/

 

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