Practicing empathy is a simple way to add value to your life. Empathy enhances a person’s:
Empathy also improves a person’s social value. People are typically highly motivated and inspired by empathetic individuals.
Think of the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Jesus Christ. These are iconic figures we strongly associate with good. As a society we look up to these figures as people who changed the world with their philosophies and actions. All these figures displayed strong empathetic traits.
Empathetic people are considered leaders that we trust not fear, people we turn to for guidance and support, people who add value to our lives and the world.
Empathy & Mental Health
Mental health disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), may reduce our sense of empathy. Life comes with its fair share of challenges each day and this makes it difficult to be anchored into an empathetic state of mind consistently.
Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and feel what another person experiences.
Empathetic people are able to tap into a wide range of emotions and are able to take on a different perspective with ease. This is effective in managing stress and finding satisfaction in one’s life.
What can help us develop this mind state?
Acts of Kindness
Connection to Nature
Being the Peacemaker
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