It’s natural that when we see people we care about going through challenges, we want to help. But sometimes we stop ourselves from reaching out—we’re worried that we might say the wrong thing, worried we might not be able to offer enough help to matter, worried we might make things worse. The truth is that there are so many ways we can help each other through hard times, and the most important one is being present with what you have, where you are, with those who are suffering. There are many strategies that can bolster our confidence to help when others ask, and many different skills we can learn to help listen deeply, show compassion, and be there for each other in constructive, meaningful ways.
Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says listening can help end the suffering of an individual, put an end to war and change the world for the better. Watch as he explains how to practice compassionate listening.
Jeff Foster talks about healing in the deeper sense of the word-the present-moment remembrance of wholeness. He talks about how to sit with someone who is in pain, and invites us to stop trying to fix ourselves and others, and to start trusting the mysteries of healing.
Blake Sheffer was down due to not being able to move around but his spirits were lifted thanks to technician Quanda Riles and her dance moves. Subscribe to GMA's YouTube page: https://bit.ly/2Zq0dU5 Visit Good Morning America's homepage: https://www.goodmorningamerica.