Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see (...)
Empathy means realizing no trauma has discrete edges. Trauma bleeds. Out of wounds and across boundaries. Sadness becomes a seizure. (...)
Empathy comes from the Greek empatheia - em (intro) and pathos (feeling) - a penetration, a kind of travel. It suggests you enter another person´s as you´d enter another country (...).