Questioning our perceptions and listening deeply without prejudice or judgment is a very strong practice.
Sometimes we have the impression that someone intentionally wants to make us suffer. Believing this, we can get very angry.
You may believe that you are the only one who suffers and that the other person is thoughtless or vindictive and that’s why they made you suffer.
Gentleness is powerful. When we use gentle and loving speech, we are able to transform all the anger, fear, resentment and suspicion in our communication.
According to noted author Brene Brown, empathy is feeling WITH someone. This frequently gets confused with sympathy, which is feeling FOR someone. Below is a parable to help explain. Imagine someone is trapped in a deep well and they shout out from the bottom, “It’s dark and scary down here. I’m overwhelmed.” A SYMPATHETIC person looks … Continue reading Empathy Requires Understanding with Your Brain, Heart and Ears