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"It's wonderful to feel heard and understood. It occurs to me that paying attention and noticing what you need, even if you can't give it to yourself just yet, is actually a way of doing just that."

When I read this, I felt a huge spaciousness in my heart. I think you are spot on, that noticing is a way of giving ourselves empathy. Thinking about this, I feel really hopeful. I'm so happy you shared this thought!

I was going to quote the same lines that Steph did. This really resonates with me.

@steph, @paulita: i'm so glad i posted that part! it occurred to me right before i published the post, so i decided to add it.

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