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All of us need hugs and kisses and Compassion.

Many articles are being published expressing deep worry about the outbreak of violence in America. The following blog post discusses some elements people must have to live peacefully in their family, neighborhood, and national community.

“We need physical contact with other loving human beings from birth and throughout our lives.”

 One reader stated everyone should get a plaque that says that for the wall of their home. That’s a powerful statement. You make a valid point. Our culture seems increasingly impersonal, and there’s less and less of that sort of contact. We work from home, spend hours online, and get our groceries, meals, and fishing tackle delivered—it minimizes human contact.

Do we have Compassion?

Compassion recognizes another person’s suffering and feels a desire to ease that suffering. It involves a combination of empathy, understanding, and a willingness to take action to help others. Compassion often involves putting oneself in another’s shoes and seeing the situation from their perspective. It can be expressed through acts of kindness, support, and comfort. It can affect the well-being of individuals and communities. Compassion is an important quality to cultivate, as it helps promote positive relationships, understanding, and a sense of shared humanity.

Are we Connected?

Hugs and kisses are important because they are powerful expressions of human connection, affection, and intimacy. Here are some reasons:

Physical touch releases feel-good hormones: Hugging and kissing can stimulate the release of oxytocin, a hormone associated with feelings of happiness, trust, and bonding. These hormones can help reduce stress, anxiety, and feelings of loneliness.

Strengthen relationships: Hugs and kisses can help deepen and strengthen relationships by fostering emotional intimacy and closeness. They can help people feel loved, appreciated, and valued.

Non-verbal communication: Sometimes words cannot fully express our emotions, and physical touch can be a powerful non-verbal way of communicating our feelings. Hugs and kisses can communicate love, support, empathy, and care in a way that words sometimes cannot.

Boost well-being: Hugs and kisses can positively affect our overall well-being. They can help improve mood, happiness, pleasure, and physical health by reducing blood pressure and heart rate.

Our Five Senses

An Excellent Prase from the American Black Community is, “do you feel me?”

The five senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell can all play important roles in relationships. Sensory input:

Sight: Visual attraction is often the first thing that draws people together in romantic relationships. But sight is also important for nonverbal communication, as body language and facial expressions can convey much about a person’s thoughts and emotions.

Hearing: Listening to and understanding one another is critical to any healthy relationship. Hearing and processing each other’s words, tone of voice, and inflections can help partners communicate effectively and build emotional intimacy.

Taste: Sharing meals can be a way for partners to connect, bond, and create shared memories. Taste can also be tied to emotional experiences and evoke strong comfort and nostalgia.

Touch: Physical touch is important for partners to express affection, comfort, and intimacy. It can also have health benefits, such as reducing stress and lowering blood pressure.

Smell: The sense of smell can trigger memories and emotions and can create a sense of intimacy and familiarity between partners. The smell can also factor in sexual attraction, as pheromones and other scents can be sexually arousing.

Overall, the five senses can all contribute to different aspects of a relationship. Paying attention to them can help partners connect on multiple levels.

Finally, Are we Compassionate?

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