Pledge of Empathy and Compassion

We're thinking it would be a good idea to formulate a PLEDGE regarding how we might all commit to having more EMPATHY and COMPASSION for each other, and here's what we've got so far

“When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.”

Kristin Neff

Schultes Center

Our Pledge of Empathy and Compassion

(Working Draft)

  • Listen to others, with care and compassion
  • Engage in respectful dialogue, no matter to whom we are speaking
  • Recognize commonality with all whom we interact
  • Make being judgemental and/or dismissive a last, not first, option
  • Share with others
  • Manifest kindness
  • Model best behavior
  • Seek out opportunities to assist others in need
  • Reflect gratitude
  • Be supportive
  • Love as much as you can

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