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Do our defense mechanisms derail our ability to offer compassion when we feel blamed/accountable for a problem?
I have observed how easy it is for us to offer compassion to our friends and loved ones. However, we also seem unable to do the same in situations we feel responsible or as though we are being blamed for the problem. I would like to learn how to bypass our defense mechanisms in favor of mutual understanding, respect, and compassion.