Creating the Space for Empathy

The importance of finding our inner space amid life’s hustle and bustle.

 

The capacity for empathy is inspired within that innermost space.  I have found that if I neglect the inward life, getting too distracted fulfilling my roles and responsibilities, then the life I’m so busy creating no longer feels authentic.  I have to start with empathy for myself.  I have to give myself a nurturing space, even when I think I should be doing something else, even when I think I don’t have the time.  Even when I think I should be out there serving someone else.

By Carrie Lee Ferguson