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.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though… Read more “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
In the post on V&E Words: Renewal I discovered that the prefix RE- means “again”. Inspired by fellow blogger Que Fenomeno post called Coin-a-Concept (excerpt to follow) I want to look at the… Read more “V&E Words: New”
I am addressing those great spirits who face this violent opposition. Mediocrity is rewarded. This is true and this is real. Be mediocre and it will open many… Read more “Voice of the Voiceless: Great Spirits”
From William Blake’s poem: A Question Answered. What is it men in women do require? What is it women do in men require?
The lineaments of Gratified Desire. Do you accept this answer?
Etymology of Psychology The Latin psychologia with psycho meaning ‘of the soul, spirit, psyche, or mind’ and logia from the Greek word logos which ‘denotes the characters, actions, or departments of knowledge’ that… Read more “Etymology of Psychology”