Updated: Sep 13
Empathy is a gift, but it is also a skill. The start of my empathy began with trauma. I became a highly sensitive person through feeling pain and suffering from my own intense experiences as a child and into adulthood. This ultimately created a path in which I became the listener, the healer, and the teacher.
They say to establish empathy you need to imagine yourself “in the other person’s shoes” but I say that it all starts with listening, truly listening to what the person in front of you is sharing, and stop thinking about yourself. Lose the selfishness and become more selfless. Empathy requires some connection to the individual. Knowing a piece of their story becomes a part of you on an energetic level as we are all connected. And since we are all connected, we are all empaths!
What are the qualities that make you empathic toward others?