Mission #13 – Sept 20, 2018

"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles." –Washington Irving

Good Morning, Agents!

Begin today's mission by taking three deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. As you take these breaths, imagine they are coming in and out through your heart and that as you breathe you are filling your heart with kind, patient energy.

Return to this exercise later in the day, ideally soon before you complete the second part of today's mission.

The second part of the mission is to demonstrate respect for a person with whom you are interacting through engaged listening. To do so, try to do these things:

  •  stay centered
  •  listen without interrupting
  •  focus on what is being said to you, not on what you might say next
  •  let go of judgments about you, the other person, or others mentioned in the interaction
  •  ask questions to clarify your understanding

For inspiration, take a few minutes to watch this video:

Remember, we want you to help spread the goodwill generated by completing the missions by reporting your activity on the Compassion Map.