“I just don't believe that when people are being unjustly oppressed that they should let someone else set rules for them by which they can come out from under that oppression.” Malcolm X
As with every day of the Purpose Challenge, please perform your Morning Purpose Ritual.
In today’s exercise you're going to work with the third most common need, self-expression and the wounds associated with it - oppression and repression.
What is the Difference Between Oppression and Repression?
Oppression is the prolonged, cruel and unjust treatment or control by someone over you. Repression is internal restraint, prevention, inhibition or subduing yourself, because of the fear of force from another. Oppression is when you have been unfairly judged or limited. Repression is when the fear of repercussion is so great, that you restrain, inhibit or subdue yourself out of that fear.
Please pick one of these wounds, oppression or repression, to dive into.
Now that you have your three stories of empathy in place, you can touch that type of wound within you and can authentically listen for what the other person most needs and wants. With these three points of empathy in place, you are prepared to engage a heart-centered communication.
To begin a heart-centered conversation, you should:
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