Resilience Now

Tips to help parents work and school from home

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COMPASSION IS THE ACTION


Tip:

Show You Care


Try This:

Wear a Face Mask in Public


Why This Works:

Masks Protect Ourselves and Others

Tip

Compassion is our response to the suffering of others. It is our motivation to alleviate that suffering. While empathy is the ability to feel another person’s distress, compassion is the action we take to help them.

When we practice compassion we show we care. As meditation teacher and author Joseph Goldstein says, “We practice compassion so it becomes the habit of our mind and heart.”

As parents, we can model compassion for our children so that they learn that other people matter and are motivated to show respect for others by being kind, considerate, and caring. Anyone can develop compassion through practicing empathy, and listening to understand others’ needs.

Try This

Unless you have a pre-existing condition, the simple compassionate act of wearing a face mask acknowledges that we are all vulnerable and care about each other. And remember if you see someone not wearing a mask, keep in mind that you don’t know why and keep a compassionate mindset.

Why It Works

Wearing a face mask in public shows that you care about other people’s health and well being. We wear masks to protect others and they wear masks to protect us. It is a sign of mutual respect during the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical experts and scientists advise us to wear face masks as they reduce the spread of COVID-19, the highly contagious coronavirus that we are susceptible to during this pandemic. In addition to physical distancing (at least 6 feet from others) and thoroughly washing our hands, wearing face masks when we are in public is the most compassionate action we can take during this time.

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More Resources

Can compassion be learned? The answer is yes! Sometimes, all it takes is truly paying attention to the people around us, explains meditation teacher and bestselling author Sharon Salzberg in this animated video.


Take a look at what compassion means and examples of how you might notice it in your own life.



Additional Web Resources

Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.


Regarding Face Masks:

Playlist

Do Something by Matthew West

Count on Me by Bruno Mars

I’ll Stand By You by The Pretenders