The Art of Empathy
Empathy is a very fine thing. It cannot be handled heavy handedly. Sometimes empathy means not touching at all...in anyway!!!
Empathy is feeling for someone...stepping emotionally into their shoes and feeling what they would need and doing it.
It is not feeling with someone and sinking down with them in the emotion. You can't help anyone if you are drowning also.
It Is also, not doing what you would want done in that situation..your needs and wants may be very different.
Yes...empathy is a gentle art...but the most valuable of arts in human interaction.
Warm wishes to all.