The Journey to Authentic Empathy
(Estimated Publish Date: June 30th, 2021)
When we experience authentic empathy for someone, we are taking empathy to the next level and experiencing a deep emotion. We feel their pain, we feel sympathy towards them and can feel pity for them without feeling contempt towards them. (Spoiler alert: Pitying someone is not the issue. Having contempt for someone you also take pity on is the issue.) When we express empathy for a person, that person can feel that we empathize with them. They understand that, at most the empathy comes with understanding and sympathy and that contempt is not part of the equation.
The top 5 benefits of Authentic Empathy are…
- Authentic empathy empowers individual to overcome their challenges.
- Authentic empathy removes the demon of fear that rears its ugly head and causes people to think you are not being genuine with your words and actions.
- Authentic empathy makes a positive impact on people’s lives.
- Authentic empathy drives people to new heights.
- Authentic empathy is the ultimate goal when we say we empathize with someone.