3 posts tagged empathy

Cool to Be Cruel

Who was it that decided It was cool to be cruel? Who was it that instructed you To cover up your envy. With cutting words Used to feel oh so clever. Holding your balance On the pedestal you've precariously perched on. Hoping to tower over Your item of envy. They need to be smaller Small, like you feel when you're around them. Small, like you feel. When you forget how beautiful you are You can be so very ugly. Your cutting words Will never leave you feeling ...

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“Better” Than You

It's an endless quest to be good enough in another person's eyes. Not facing our own thoughts and feelings, we measure our self using the eyes of another. Unable to acknowledge it's really our own perception of self that we use as the measure—not theirs. It takes practice to feel good and whole as we are. Sometimes, rather than doing this, we buy clothes and things, chase and stockpile money, and do what we can to be "better" than others. In comparison, we find our worth. Rather ...

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photo credit: Josh Ardle

Helpful Creative Feedback

Helpful creative feedback is encouraging, sensitive, honest, and constructive. Creating is an arduous process that employs your very heart and soul. It is an act that leaves you, the creator, totally vulnerable to those who experience your creation. Helpful creative feedback comes from honouring this sacred creative space and meeting you, the creator, in it. Helpful creative feedback is sensitive to the fact that you are doing your best, that your creation is not perfect nor is ...

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