Word of the Week:⁠ 💫 EMPATHY 💫⁠

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
(in 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.⁠
xo⁠
Amalia⁠

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