BLISSfix Quotables – Empathy

January 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm 2 comments

Empathy is being present to what the other person is experiencing, not being stimulated by it or even trying to fix it. When we allow the person before us to simply be… we are offering ourselves in what some have called unconditional love. – Catherine Cadden, our speaker tomorrow night

taken from her book Peaceable Revolution Through Education

In reading Catherine’s book, I’m feeling hope for all the weary teachers, students and parents out there.  Catherine talks about the importance of ‘doubt’… and I interpreted it to mean the importance of ‘questioning the status quo.’  Our school systems aren’t working… our teachers are tired, frustrated, and at a loss, our students are behind, angry, and bored… it’s time for a change I believe this book provides some answers for where we are to go next.  The answer is put compassion and connection to our creativity back into the schools and a love for learning will naturally take place.  It is the vision of Maria Montesorri and Catherine Cadden made it possible in her TEMBA school.  Thank you Catherine for being who you are!

If you know a weary teacher, frustrated parent or child… please share this with them and invite them to our FREE Peace Rising gathering tomorrow night, Jan. 15th 7-9pm, doors open at 6:30pm.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sunday Quotes  |  January 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    i really like that quote and i think i will definitely check out the book
    thank you!

  • 2. The Rule of Agreement «  |  January 31, 2011 at 4:39 am

    […] a PC term and stay that way because they are simply shut down.  It reminds me of a story told by Catherine Cadden, author of Peaceable Revolution Through Education, when a teacher belittles a child for coloring a banana brown saying, “Everyone knows bananas […]


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