Be The Best You | Empathy | Week Eleven

by Christina Rowsell


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Empathy is the ability to see things the way others see them. When you are empathetic to someone you completely understand what others are feeling.

Unfortunately not everyone knows how to be empathetic. That’s not a bad thing – some just need to be trained. Consider yourself lucky if you have natural empathy.

In order to be empathetic you need to first understand yourself. When you understand and accept your own feelings you can start to understand others. If you don’t know where to start, watch a video that stirs up your emotions. Is there a time when you instantly react with a lump in your throat and you’re holding back the tears? Where do those feelings come from? Why do you feel this way? Once you understand these feelings you’ll understand yourself. This is the path to being empathetic. 

Don’t be in too much of a hurry to find your empathy. Sometimes it can’t be learned, it has to be earned. You’re empathy will come from simply living life. Your life experiences of heartache and heartbreak, love and laughter will help you understand empathy.

So, how does being empathetic help us to be the best we know how? Empathy helps us understand how others are feeling and in turn we can respond appropriately and be more helpful.

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