Empathy goes beyond concern or sympathy. Empathy is stepping into the shoes of another with the intention to better understand and feel what they are experiencing. It is expressed in our choice to be fully present with someone and listen beyond their words for their feelings and unmet needs. Knowing that at least one other person “gets what I’m going through” is the gift of empathy. The power of empathy can bridge our “us vs. them” perceptions and lead to new solutions, improved relationships, better strategies for social change, reduction in loneliness, and realization of our shared human needs and oneness. This conversation is about sharing experiences giving, receiving, and observing empathy.
This Living Room Conversation is hosted in Vineyard Boise's chapel. There are 6-7 people around a table. We use a format that encourages discussion around experience without debate. We do this with agreeing to follow specific Conversation Agreements.
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4950 W Bradley St
Boise, ID 83714
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