Monday, November 4, 2013

Cultivating empathy

Empathy is the WD40 of relationships.  We can become more empathic by:
•  Increasing awareness of our inner emotional states. It's easier to recognize feelings
in others when we are familiar with feelings in ourselves.
•  Teaching ourselves to pay attention to the emotional states in others.
•  Looking for similarities between ourselves and others and remembering times that we felt similarly (even if the circumstances are very different).

1 comment:

  1. Yep, empathy is critically important and when we make it a way of life, it changes everything. For example, empathy is what led me to become vegetarian and now pretty much vegan...