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If you see the person, then naturally, empathy arises. Daniel Goleman

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 “The act of compassion begins with full attention, just as rapport does. You have to really see the person. If you see the person, then naturally, empathy arises.

 

If you tune into the other person, you feel with them. If empathy arises, and if that person is in dire need, then empathic concern can come. You want to help them, and then that begins a compassionate act. So I'd say that compassion begins with attention.”

 

 Daniel Goleman

Author: Emotional Intelligence

http://j.mp/O9yFIo

 

 

 

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Empathy Cafe Magazine Front Page

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Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. - Simone Weil

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. - Simone Weil | Empathy | Scoop.it

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. Simone Weil

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Thich Nhat Hanh - The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment,

Thich Nhat Hanh - The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, | Empathy | Scoop.it

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Man wishes to be confirmed in his being by man.. Martin Buber

Man wishes to be confirmed in his being by man.. Martin Buber | Empathy | Scoop.it

“Man wishes to be confirmed in his being by man, and wishes to have a presence in the being of the other….

Secretly and bashfully he watches for a YES which allows him to be and which can come to him only from one human person to another."

Martin Buber,

I and Thou

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courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill

courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill | Empathy | Scoop.it

 

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

 

Winston Churchill

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It is notable how little empathy is cultivated or valued in our society. Gore Vidal

It is notable how little empathy is cultivated or valued in our society. Gore Vidal | Empathy | Scoop.it

"It is notable how little empathy is cultivated or valued in our society. I put this down to our traditional racism and obsessive sectarianism. Even so, one would think that we would be encouraged to project ourselves into the character of someone of a different race or class, if only to be able to control him. But no effort is made."


Gore Vidal

(Oct 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)

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Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Buddhism

Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.  Buddhism | Empathy | Scoop.it

Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.

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Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss. Taoism

Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss. Taoism | Empathy | Scoop.it

 

Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss.
Taoism

 

img: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi

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Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. Jesus of Nazareth

Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.  Jesus of Nazareth | Empathy | Scoop.it

"Treat others the same way you want them to treat you." Jesus of Nazareth (Luke 6:31)

 

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:12)

 

 

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True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. Martin Luther King, Jr

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. Martin Luther King, Jr | Empathy | Scoop.it

On the one hand we are called to play the good Samaritan on life's roadside; but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life's highway.

 

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

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we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, - Robert F. Kennedy

we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, - Robert F. Kennedy | Empathy | Scoop.it

“We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization - black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another.

 

Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love....

 

What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another.” Robert F. Kennedy

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True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. Martin Luther King, Jr

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. Martin Luther King, Jr | Empathy | Scoop.it

On the one hand we are called to play the good Samaritan on life's roadside; but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life's highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

 

"A Time to Break Silence," at Riverside Church” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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The struggle of my life created empathy - Oprah Winfrey

The struggle of my life created empathy - Oprah Winfrey | Empathy | Scoop.it

The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.
Oprah Winfrey
 

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Marshall Rosenberg

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 “I wouldn't expect someone who's been injured to hear my side until they felt that I had fully understood the depth of their pain.”

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Thich Nhat Hanh - The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.

Thich Nhat Hanh - The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. | Empathy | Scoop.it

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Meryl Streep - I've thought a lot about the power of empathy.

Meryl Streep - I've thought a lot about the power of empathy. | Empathy | Scoop.it

I've thought a lot about the power of empathy. In my work, it's the current that connects me and my actual pulse to a fictional character in a made up story, it allows me to feel, pretend feelings and sorrows and imagined pain.. Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep - great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy,

Meryl Streep - great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, | Empathy | Scoop.it

“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.” Meryl Streep

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Golden Rule in Sikhism: I am a stranger to no one,

Golden Rule in Sikhism: I am a stranger to no one, | Empathy | Scoop.it

Join the empathy and compassion center page.

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"The truly enlightened ones are those who neither incite fear in others nor fear anyone themselves."


"I am a stranger to no one, and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all."

 

"Whom should I despise, since the one Lord made us all."


Guru Granth Sahib

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What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary. Judaism

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary. Judaism | Empathy | Scoop.it

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary.  Hillel, Talmund. Judaism 

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"This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you" Hinduism

"This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you" Hinduism | Empathy | Scoop.it

This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you

 

Mahabharata, Hinduism

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desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. Muhammad

desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.  Muhammad | Empathy | Scoop.it

No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.  Muhammad

 

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treat people the same way you want them to treat you, Jesus

treat people the same way you want them to treat you, Jesus | Empathy | Scoop.it

 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12,

 

Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. Luke 6:31

 

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We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world - Karen Armstrong

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world - Karen Armstrong | Empathy | Scoop.it

‎"We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community."  Karen Armstrong

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Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, - Martin Luther King, Jr

Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, - Martin Luther King, Jr | Empathy | Scoop.it

“Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar - Martin Luther King

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar  - Martin Luther King | Empathy | Scoop.it

A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

 

A true revolution of values will soon look easily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. Martin Luther King

 

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Leadership is about empathy. Oprah Winfrey

Leadership is about empathy.  Oprah Winfrey | Empathy | Scoop.it

Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability
to relate to and connect with people for the purpose
of inspiring and empowering their lives.

 

Oprah Winfrey

http://j.mp/OHErhX

 

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Edwin Rutsch's comment, July 20, 2012 8:28 PM
thanks David Hazen for the suggestion!