This week let's focus on the importance of empathy...
Practicing empathy (the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another, according to Dictionary.com) is crucial to harnessing your emotional energy.
By listening to understand how the information someone is sharing with us impacts the speaker, we are removing our ego-centric perspective, or how the information shared impacts us, the listener.
“Be peaceful… be a lifelong learner…and lead a meaningful life by assisting others…”
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I suggest watching this ten minute video created by the RSA utilizing a presentation given by Jeremy Rifkin, best-selling author.
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