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Apathy According To The Dalai Lama

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How does the Dalai Lama define apathy? Using this definition, discuss how apathy might manifest at following energy centers: Root, Sacral, Solar, Heart and Throat. Be sure to provide supporting details and examples.
According to the Dalai Lama, apathy is a form of selfishness that stems from concentrating solely within our inner development. Apathy occurs when we lose connection to the problems to societal and global problems. This includes being aware of these issue both also indifferent to them as they may not affect us directly. The Dalai Lama suggests that we approach ethics with “global responsibility,” which essentially indicates that we must be aware of and willing to appreciate about the environment around us.
How apathy manifests in the chakras:
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Individuals often operate out of fear regarding the environment around them. This fear may develop from traumas around abandonment and physical neglect. Individuals with abandonment traumas are likely not willing to feel safe in or trust the environment around them. They may feel like their surroundings are dangerous and unpredictable.
Sacral: Guilt can feed apathetic disconnection with one’s surroundings through defense mechanisms, such as denial. Many are in denial about the issues plaguing the Earth today. They are more often than not, suppressing guilt for their contributions to these global problems. People with imbalances in the sacral chakra may experience lack of desire and passion to contribute positively to society, which directly relates to apathy. In addition, these people were possibly neglected or experienced coldness when growing up, so they project those expressions of disconnect out of habitual
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