Brighter Life Bit #26: Attributes of Empathy

ILF_Wtagline_Logo rgbYou can listen to the original teaching at the 19:50 minute mark of the Class 4 recording. You can download the audio from the ILF website here.

The attributes of empathy are defined. After listening to this part of the recording, grab your journal or open a word document on your computer and write down the four attributes of empathy.

Listen to Indrani’s example on the recording.

Do you see how you can see the world through someone else’s eyes?

Your exercise assignment this week: Find a “low intensity” situation with someone you don’t know (i.e., a cashier at the store, someone standing in line, maybe a neighbour you don’t know well).  Strike up a conversation and look for an opportunity to practice some language around an empathetic situation.

Share your experience with how this exercise worked for you in the comments of this post.