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Rosenberg, who is the 2006 recipient of the Global Village Foundation’s Bridge of Peace Award and has traveled all over the world helping others resolve conflicts, says that "instead of offering empathy, we often have a strong urge to give advice or reassurance and to explain our own position or feeling." He adds that, "Empathy, however, calls upon us to empty our mind and listen to others with our whole being."
When we connect with that energy we connect with the divine energy in the other and what really matters to them.
Organizations that help individuals, families and the community are in a position of offering empathy and healing. But it is essential for these organizations to develop a culture of empathy within the organization.