Monthly Archives: September 2010

What is the World Trying to Teach You?

Recently I’ve spoken with a number of people who are puzzled by difficult problems in their lives. In the situations I am thinking about, each person is feeling alienated in his or her relationships, and sometimes things are not going … Continue reading

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Sympathy, Empathy, and Compassion

Recently I have been trying to sort out the difference between sympathy, empathy and compassion. In an article about sympathy and empathy in psychotherapy research, Lauren Wispe writes: “Briefly, sympathy refers to the heightened awareness of another’s plight as something to … Continue reading

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