Empathy, Vulnerability, Validation, & Risk
Feeling empathy and vulnerability is key in life and any healthy relationship. Giving validation and risking is the other half of the cake. Take advantage of these podcast episodes!
How are your relationships? Do you feel close? Is there feeling between both parties? All of us are invited everyday to be vulnerable. Here is your opportunity.
Empathy, Vulnerability, Validation, & Risk Bundle
Empathy is very different from sympathy; whereas empathy is an emotional process of feeling the other person’s emotions with them, sympathy is only a logical process of merely seeing another person’s emotions and/ or situation. Sympathy does not include either vulnerability or risk, and thus it does not have the healing power empathy possesses.
Vulnerability: As humans, we live in an inescapable state of vulnerability. We are vulnerable to sickness, aging, death, pain, confusion, sadness, loss, grief, hunger, lack of information, our own poor choices, others’ choices, broken trust, deceit, fraud, violence, disasters, and on and on. The state of vulnerability means we live “out of control”—we cannot control our environments. We cannot even control our own heartbeat!
Validation is a self-less gift you give to yourself and others by seeing / witnessing the emotions / experiences of the person. It is powerful spiritual medicine that reminds us we are important, worthy, seen and understood—as spiritual beings. Validation is charity.
means being emotionally open, raw, honest, real, vulnerable and validating with another person. Emotional risk is the act of accepting / embracing your vulnerability—of being willing to expose yourself emotionally to another person.
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