Care givers are challenged daily to deal with the unexpected. Accepting change and adapting to whatever arises shapes the path of caring. Stepping over the edge of the known and into the unknown requires courage, trust and ingenuity. Engaging with the moment at hand with an open heart and a willing presence Strengthens empathy, compassion and awareness.
Steps toward Compassionate Caring
• Cultivate mindfulness– As a tool to return awareness to the present.
• Trust the present moment– Accept whatever arises right now. Offer your compassionate attention.
• Stretch into the unknown– Remain flexible, adaptable and open to anything, without expectation.