Sefiras Haomer- Day 21
Malachus Shbtiferes – Selflessness in Empathy
A young psychiatrist is going home a5 5:00 P.M., after a hard day with his patients. His shirt is rumbled, and he’s exhausted. On the elevator he notices an older psychiatrist, with an office on the same floor, who looks fresh and shows no signs of fatigue at all. “How do you do it?” asks the young psychiatrist. “I’m absolutely exhausted after a day of listening to my patients talk about their problems. But you don’t seem to be tired at all.” “Who listens!” replied the older psychiatrist.
Do you know how to be there for someone even if you’re not in the mood?
Empathy is not about me, it is about you. I may be stressed, I may need my own help, but at this moment I am choosing to listen to you and to be here for you.