If you want sympathy, look in the dictionary between SHIT and SYPHILIS.
Sympathy drives disconnection because it is drawing a silver lining around someone else’s pain and dismissing their feelings as no big deal.
You easily fall back on sympathy when you’re trying to protect your own heart (especially when you’re an overwhelmed empath), but acting like you don’t have a heart doesn’t make you a very good person.
How you make other people feel about themselves, says a lot about you.
Empathy fuels connection because it is feeling with another’s heart and seeing with another’s eyes.
Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting and communicating “you’re not alone”.
Empathy is our way back to each other and it is empathy that changes the world for the better.
Empathy is me always willing to step into your shoes. Unless you wear Crocs, then you’re on your own!Continue Reading