Empathy Takes Education and Effort
I carry this empathy cheat-sheet in my wallet.
Empathy requires learning, trying, falling flat.
A willingness. A capacity for trying again.
Empathy is a skill set. Five proven steps for connection.
So I draw near the feeler. I keep my mouth shut, my mind open. I let their expression touch on my shared emotion. I say “I’m glad you told me. I’m here.”
Then I care for me. I treat myself kindly and remember my boundaries.
Empathy takes education and effort. I’m a student. I learn by doing. By failing. And again.