Word of the Week:
💫 EMPATHY 💫
Empathy...the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Empathy comes from the Greek words:
em = in + pathos = feeling
It can be hard to be in feeling sometimes and may be easier to shut those feelings off...yet those very feelings make us who we are.
I came across a few quotes that seem to epitomize this quite well...
“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.” – Alfred Adler.
“You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” – John Steinbeck.
What do you think? What's your experience with empathy?
We learn from one another.