Episode Ten: The Role Empathy Plays in Creating Our Best Life
Episode 10 Show Notes:
Have you ever thought about the fact that Hallmark offers a wide variety of sympathy cards but does not offer empathy cards? Sympathy is easy to express because it is a concern for others that is more from the head, while empathy is a heart-connection to what other people go through. When we are empathetic, we put ourselves emotionally in another’s shoes.
In this episode, spiritual psychotherapist Steve Hasenberg, and I discuss:
- The importance of empathy in creating a life of love, compassion, and purpose;
- Jesus’ almost psychic ability to understand other people and their feelings;
- The fact that while even animals are born with a certain capacity for empathy, our ability to be empathetic must be nurtured; and
Why vulnerability is the doorway to finding compassion for ourselves and having empathy for others.
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