“Yes, we notice a lot of what goes on around us—
but you’ll notice some things about us too.”
Can you remember an instance when someone, a complete stranger, poured their heart out to you? It probably happened without warning, and the emotions they were feeling were coursing through your heart as well.
There is something magnetic about an empath; they have a force that draws other’s towards them. These people who open up to you, they don’t know why they do it— and it doesn’t matter. We give them comfort and reassurance, and after riding the roller-coaster with them, we do our best to help them find peace.
I can’t count how many experiences I have had like that— what about you?
Author of Non-Violent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg, gives us a concise definition of what empathy really is:
“In empathy, you don’t speak at all. You…
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