Savvy Raj

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On Empathy


Life Skills: Empathy Education

Life with all its complexities and contrasts creates a necessity to chalk out ways to make young impressionable minds better equipped to handle its exigencies. Holistic education is so much about grounding in connectedness as much as it is about intuitive understanding that, harmony in the mind body connection is a way of life and living.

An education in empathic behavior becomes paramount in a materialistic world. A lot of misconception about empathy needs clarification.

Empathy is seeing with another, listening to another acknowledging them as they are, in a nonjudgmental space and being with another sensing the feelings and caring to reach out with support through words action and deeds …

Empathy can be sensed in a touch a nod or a smile or in the simplicity of silence, doing nothing but just being there ….

Empathy is a sharing, a feeling, a bonding, a being, a seeing, a sensing, a trusting and believing in hope, in faith, in life and grace.

Empathy is about caring, as a way of being. Empathy is not always about bearing the suffering and sensing another’s pain or being in a state of sorrow or pain. There can arise great empathy when dancing together or in a classroom environment where the teacher feels one with the student’s frame of mind and speaks to address that … or hearing or performing a song or play together with unbridled sense of bonding and enthusiasm. This empathy can be reflected time and time again in striving to consciously stay aware of the mutually creative fulfillment it brings to our lives. Positive benefits of empathy can become a mirror to gradually inducing greater empathic behavior in our lives towards ourselves and others.

Our movements have the power to change our moods, as much as our thoughts can bring a change in our way of being. It doesn’t matter who believes in your empathic way of life, what matters is you believe in it yourself. And that is the first step in making a positive difference. When there is an empathy in action, it is mirrored in our minds to create, generate loving and caring thoughts as a response to the action.

Every empathic thought finds its way into expression thoughts words or deeds creatively. With increasing empathic thought and action there is unknowingly a connectedness, valuing the interdependence in this web of life and living as a way of being.


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Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

2 thoughts on “On Empathy

  1. Connecting Stars Empathy
    Is Being A UNiVeRSE

    Of Humanity

    And Not



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    Planet mY FRiEnD
    Savvy And True Whenever

    i Think About Empathy i Feel
    “Turn On Your HeART” Light

    Now And Phone Home to Humanity
    To Make Contact Like ‘ET’ Does in that

    Old Classic Movie Where Extraterrestrials
    Evolve With Huge Empathic EYeS And Huge
    HeARTS Of Empathic Compassionate Love

    Forgoing So Much Brawn And Guns
    And Other Harmful Tools not Even

    A Stitch Of Clothes EYes

    And HeART Most

    Visible of

    CaRinG Giving
    Sharing Love Turn

    On Our HeART LiGHTS NoW

    SPiRiT Singing Pure SoUL Breath

    For It is True The Only Way Human

    Will Ever Stand A Chance to Survive And

    Keep Our Nature on Earth Living Green

    Is To Find A Way to Evolve More in Every

    Life Now With Turn on Our HeART LiGHT

    For All as Love BecomeS A Way of Giving
    Caring Sharing Love For All Turn on Our HeART LiGHT NoW…:)


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