Assalaamu ‘alaikum – peace be with you.
Empathy is the ability to vicariously understand and share the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others. It allows us to appreciate the people around us, form meaningful relationships, and proceed with compassion when tragedy strikes. Empathy also allows us to connect with others at a deeper human level by providing a common ground to allow each other to truly be heard and listened to; it creates a space to experience some of the emotions and feelings of what it takes to be someone else. We see with their eyes, hear with their ears and feel with their hearts.
At Inspirited Minds we recognise how vital empathy is in our work as it is essential in helping and supporting others to heal; developing kindness and sensitivity within us; and in creating unity of hearts and spirits. We pray we are able to increase and strengthen our empathy for all those who may be struggling and in distress and we want you to know that we are here for you no matter how difficult it may get. And as always, we are open to your comments, ideas and suggestions; so please do get in touch by replying to this email.