I didn’t get round to empathy yesterday. A lot of empathy feels intuitively right. The part I find tough is the listening. When I pause shut up and really listen life is far easier.
It is very easy for me to hear every conversation as either a request for action or a criticisim or both. My mind races and I am into full scale flight fight or solution mode before the sentence is finished.
Groundhogmum complains that if she mentioned there was a paint in B&Q she liked I’d be at the store before she had chance to tell me the colour.
If empathy is about trying on someone else’s shoes. I should at lest wait to get them on my feet. To feel where they pinch before I start trying to run. If I don’t do this the results can be painful and embarrassing.