Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sefirat Haomer- Day 17

Sefiras Haomer- Day 17

Tiferes Shebtiferes -- Empathy within empathy

Joke: A beggar walks up to a well-dressed woman on Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills and says, "Lady, I haven't eaten in three days." She looks at him and goes, "Ah, I wish I had your willpower."

Emotional intelligence and empathy is extremely important.

Your empathy should not be emotionally detached (a possible result of too much Gevura empathy) and not too emotionally attached and overbearing (a possible result of too much Chesed empathy). Rather, you must genuinely tune in to the experiences and the needs of the other at this moment. Your expression of empathy itself has to be done with empathy.

Which midda do you think the psychiatric is lacking?

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