You can’t build a relationship with everybody in the room when you don’t care about anybody in the room.
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Empathy—sensing another’s emotions—seems to be as physiological as it is mental, built on sharing the inner state of the other person. This biological dance occurs when anyone empathizes with someone else—the empathizer subtly shares the physiological state of the person with whom she attunes.
People will not always remember what you said. They will not always remember what you did. But, they will always remember how you made them feel.
Emotions in the long term…being chronically hurt and angered, or being emotionally nourished, by someone we spend time with daily over the course of years can refashion our brain.
…Nourishing relationships have a beneficial impact on our health, while toxic ones can act like slow poison in our bodies.
I am loneliness waiting for a friend. I am weeping in want of laughter. I am a sigh in search of consolation. I am wound in search of healing. If you want to unlock my attention, you have only to convince me you want to be my friend.