Human Empathy

You have a heart, a really, really big one.
You do and can connect to total strangers, practically anywhere ~ like to the stranger who’s telling a story on a radio show as you sit in your car, driving along f-e-e-l-i-n-g what they feel; welling up and wiping the blurry tears from your eyes as they tell the nation why “this song means so much to me”….
Your level of human empathy and compassion knows no bounds.
As the song plays you *get it*, you know why they chose the song. Something is ignited inside of you and the connection, man, that connection feels so strong – you wonder if your heart is going to explode.
Wet with tears for someone else and f-e-e-l-i-n-g – really F-E-E-L-I-N-G it, the music ignites your soul and compassion – human compassion comes flooding out.
Your level of human empathy and compassion knows no bounds.
You cry with the story teller, you feel with the story teller, you hurt with the story teller.
This connection happens again and again. You become known as “the one who cries at everything” (like THAT’S a bad thing)
But empathy and the ability to put yourself in other people’s shoes – no wait, the ability to put yourself in someone else’s experience, shoes and feelings – is something that IS you.
It is part of you. It’s who you are.
Your level of human empathy and compassion knows no bounds.
It’s a feeling in your heart, something that can never be taken away from you. It’s a part of you that longs to be relished and loved and celebrated.
Your level of human empathy and compassion knows no bounds.
You are human.
You are empathic.
You are compassionate.
You can connect.
You can f-e-e-l.
I repeat: You are human.
And it’s earth staggeringly acceptable to connect, feel empathy for and have compassionate thoughts towards other humans. It’s even OK to cry.
You. Are. Human.

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