Posts in Category: Empathy

Bubbles of Hope

The COVID lockdown is back to Melbourne. I feel a lot of us are going down a river of uncertainty. We are trying to hold onto things so that we won’t get swept away. We don’t know where we are going and that causes fear but it also causes excitement for new things ahead.

I was really amazed how during the last lockdown we created lots of little Bubbles of Hope floating on the river: Reaching out to neighbours, reconnecting with old friends, making new friends online, getting lost exploring and discovering new interests. Taking time to reflect on what is important and gaining new perspectives and purpose. 

Let’s create more Bubbles of Hope this time, spaces where we can breathe and in which we can just be and share who we are without the fear. If you feel like you don’t have the energy to create a bubble, join one that’s already there. We have created some at Vast Experiences to share ideas at Ideas Anonymous and connect in the morning at the Early Work Crew or check-in at Sunday Night Feast you are creating a bubble, invite and pull in those that need a helping hand. You are amazing. Your kindness will make a big difference in the lives of the people you reach out to. 

We are going into this lockdown together and we will come out together. Once we are out we will be more resilient, more experienced, more connected and we will have more perspective. 

In these turbulent waters, the Bubbles of Hope are protecting us and will carry us to places we can’t even imagine yet. We got this! 

The Importance of Empathy

Only if we can see the world in different ways, we can see how it really is.
Only if we can see ourselves in different ways, we can see who we really are.

Here is a fantastic video by Davin Clark from Lifehacker about the importance of seeing the yourself, others and the world around you from different perspectives. Enjoy.