Submitted by Jane Gresham on
… began as your “Infant’s Overwhelm”.
A great many of us share an urgent need to somehow make things better in the world – but the price of doing so is feeling what isn’t working, appropriately named “compassion fatigue”.
While an infant, nearly everything is intense, and often too much so. A necessary part of growth and adaptation is learning to selectively filter, numb out or even shut down – exactly what cannot be done when developing compassion as an adult.
What is needed is to build a two-way bridge, enabling the unconditionality of the child to become actively allied with the developed lessons and strengths of the grown-up self.
This topic is planned for a deeper investigation in the upcoming year.
And remember: fear is excitement without the breathing!