Something magical happens when we feel understood.
Empathy, as defined by Karla McLaren, author of The Art of Empathy, is the “social and emotional ability that helps you feel and understand the emotions, circumstances, intentions, thoughts, and needs of others, such that you can offer sensitive, perceptive and appropriate communication and support.”
The world could use more empathically intelligent people.
How empathic are you? How empathic were your caregivers growing up?
How empathic are your current friends, bosses, colleagues?
Your partner or spouse?
How might life be different if we were all better skilled at offering “sensitive, perceptive and appropriate communication and support?!”
Yeah, it would be a game-changer.
To playing empathically!