Managing Empathy with Metaphysical Practice
July-August 2017 • Vol 3, No 93
Living in Missoula is a great blessing. Having grown up here, and especially now as I co-operate a nonprofit multicultural temple, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a wide array of beautiful, kind, and empathetic individuals—indeed there is something special and sacred about these here parts! Empathy is on the rise in the world, and NW America is a shining example of this reality.
Though interpretations of empathy may be numerous, the essence remains the same through and through: empathy is the experience of emotionally mirroring or absorbing surrounding emotions. Additionally, and most importantly, the experience of empathy requires a response of compassion.