What is Empathy? I explore the eymology, psychology, physiology and spirituality behind the concept in an attempt to answer this question. How do we feel the other? How do we know the difference between our feelings and the feelings of the other? The three major components of empathy seem to be: knowing, feeling and responding compassionately. We read books to gather knowledge of things we do not have the time or space to learn first hand. Tuning our empathy has the same effect but for emotions. We can connect with other humans and simulate experiences we have never had. In doing so we expand our awareness and are better able to live ethically and effectively with our fellow humans.
We are happy to announce another workshop offering from Seven Sisters. and V&E Yoga Diana’s Cup Guided Meditation Led by Seven Sisters. For more on the Diana’ Cup… Read more “Diana’s Cup Full Moon Lunar Yoga and Guided Meditation”
Big news! I am running a yoga retreat next year! Costa Rican Relief and Retreat March 30th to April 6th 2019 We will explore our connection to… Read more “V&E Yoga Relief & Retreat in Costa Rica”
Forgiveness Prayer From Angeles Arrien’s book The Nine Muses If I have harmed anyone in any way Either knowingly or unknowingly Through my own confusions I ask… Read more “Forgiveness? Try This”
It is said that diamonds are made under extreme pressure. Me = diamond. Last year, I decided I would give up my home, my community, my comfort… Read more “Making Diamonds”
Cause and Effect in human relations, love for others, for mankind in general, Zarathustra demonstrates in a few sentences how the act of gift-gifting illuminates human relationships.
Excuses aren’t all bad if we can make friends with them and let them teach us. To make friends with your excuses, you have to be brutally… Read more “Demystifying Wellness: Make Your Excuses Work for You”
Drowning is not so pitiful As the attempt to rise. Three times, ‘t is said, a sinking man Comes up to face the skies, And then declines… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: Drowning”