Creating connections

Increase consciousness and mindfulness.

Close your eyes and imagine a person you care about sitting right in front of you. Imagine looking at and interacting with this person. Study them. Take note of these following emotional responses. Write down what you came up with for each one.

1. Openness

2. Empathy

3. Compassion

4. Loving kindness

5. Sympathetic joy

6. Equanimity

Developing these qualities is a way to channel your energy's and building stronger and healthier relationships. These attitudes are interdependent; each influences the other and by cultivating one you cultivate them all. Feel free to try this with any considerable relationship you have.

Flowers, S. H. (2010). MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION ACTIVITIES WORKBOOK