Tag: empathy

Mean what you say

Compassion is the universal language of humanity.   No matter what words you speak, acts of kindness and empathy resonate soul-deep.  The more we each speak this language of compassion in thought, word and action, the more we’ll understand each other.  The more we understand…

3 Ways to Help Someone Bear a Burden

1.  Listen carefully.  Be mindful of a (natural) tendency to suggest solutions to “fix” the problem.  Also be aware of your own internal dialogue, try to separate any fear or anxiety you’re feeling from your response.  Those feelings are important to acknowledge and process,…

Sympathy and Empathy

In our quest to experience and offer charity, I believe that the differences between sympathy and empathy are important distinctions to make.  In one of her books, wise teacher named Brene Brown points out that sympathy, while well-meaning, is usually divisive, it draws a…