Category Archives: Empathy

Thought for the week

Thought for the week

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and to be understood.  The best way to understand people is to listen to them.

(Ralph Nichols, author)

 

Encourage us to take the time to listen to one another. Amen

 

Thought for the week

Thought for the week

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

(Stephen Covey, author and businessman)

 

Encourage us to actively listen and to be present in our conversations with others. Amen

Thought For The Week

Thought For The Week

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant.

(Henry David Thoreau)

 

Encourage us to appreciate the benefit of trying to see things from a different perspective. Amen

Thought for The Week

Thought for The Week

Seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.

(Alfred Adler)

 

Help us to understand the true meaning of empathy. Amen

Thought for The Week

Thought for The Week

Thought for the weekThe hearing that is only in the ears is one thing.

The hearing of the understanding is another.

But the hearing of the spirit is not limited to any one faculty,
to the ear, or to the mind.

Hence it demands the emptiness of all the faculties.

And when the faculties are empty, then the whole being listens.

There is then a direct grasp of what is right there before you that can never be heard with the ear or understood with the mind.

(Chang Tzu)

 

Help us to truly listen to those around us. Amen

Thought for The Week

Thought for The Week

One friend, one person who is truly understanding who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider a problem, can change our whole outlook on the world.

(E.H.Mayo)

 

Encourage us to listen and to be there for one another. Amen