Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life.
This is keyword #038 – Empathy.
The intentional trust relationships you build through your life roles will create the life lessons and opportunities for you to be who you need to be and do what you need to do to live a happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
There is an amazing power that underpins your capacity to intellectually or vicariously understand what and why another person might think like they think, feel what they feel , decide what they decide, do what they do and achieve what they achieve.
Empathy without intention can create disengagement in a relationship and cause suspicion and mistrust.
Having an intention to genuinely want to understand the position of another person, their goals, experiences, situation, concerns and to discover ways through building intentional trust relationships how you can help them achieve what they want to achieve will be central to you being able to live a happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
Ancient wisdom is often just as practical and inspiring today as it was so many years ago, and today, I’d like to conclude with the writings of Euripides who suggests to us that……
“When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”