If I do not understand where another person is coming from, I open my mind and heart. Practicing empathy helps me expand my perspective. When I place myself in the shoes of another and strive to comprehend the world as they do, I show compassion through my desire to understand. Deeper than mere listening, empathy helps me see the world through another’s eyes. As I take on a new perspective, I can more easily appreciate how another person views the world and the viewpoints of others. Empathy keeps me centered in the awareness that all people are divine and equal as children of God.

“Being aware centers my logical and emotional brain.”