Bruce Lipton: Compassion vs. Competition

By UPLIFT on Thursday July 20th, 2017

Why Compassion and Competition are Needed in Equal Measures

You might think that in order to be competitive you need to be ruthless; showing no compassion for your opponent. But Dr Bruce Lipton reveals how it’s the opposite that’s actually true. As he explains, the original definition of competition is ‘to strive together’.

If you play tennis and you’re really good, you don’t want to play with somebody who’s not good. It’s not going to help you do your game any better at all. You want to play with someone who’s better than you. If you want to improve, you have to improve against someone who’s better.

Bruce says that research on infants has shown that this knowledge is innate.

This is so fundamental to being human that an infant before two can clearly see if somebody’s helping or somebody’s not helping and that they have an affinity to the ones that help.

Over time, we’ve confused the true meaning of the word competition and we’ve lost our conscious connection to the power of compassion. From the biology of our cells outward, Bruce helps us remember.

July 20th 2017

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Dr Bruce Lipton is a cellular biologist and author of many books including The Biology of Belief.

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4 Responses to Bruce Lipton: Compassion vs. Competition

  1. Nonviolent Compassionate Communication has been proven to unite businesses in conflict. Unity churches taught classes this past year. I like the children’s giraffe puppet that Rosenberg used to communicate feelings with children. I posted some quotes by him on my page.

  2. Is compassion part of moral principles or fundamental principles? Is it a charity or is it an action that coinvogle the body in the needs of vital importance? A film falls into charity actions for 2 hours and then????? … if instead of spending individual energies and resources in a film the same energies and resources you spend to create a emeancipazione in the community where you live art is no longer an act of vanity of two hours but something that gives continuity to the daily or not?
    Charity (moral principle) solidarity (fundamental principle) dissolve this theoretical/metaphorical knot with which you have knotted the discernment

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