The Empathy Muscle

The fourth muscle needed is the empathy muscle. Empathy is the ability to be bothered if our personal wrongness hurts others.

It enables us to understand the effect we have on the other person and to use that understanding to govern our words and actions. “It is impossible to over-emphasize the immense need (people) have to be really listened to, to be taken seriously, to be understood” (Tournier, 1982).


by AlanGodwin