Thursday, March 7, 2024

On empathy

Watching through the snow 
As the deer graze on our lawn, 
I shiver a bit in sympathy for them, 
Standing in the cold. 
I don’t, however, believe 
 That that’s my mirror neurons firing; 
It’s just simple projection; 
Imagination at work. 
True empathy goes deeper, 
Resonating in the heart, 
 And somehow working to erase 
The barriers between us; overriding separation,
 Awakening awareness of our shared unity
And leading us to ache for their predicament 
As fully as we rejoice in their joy.

1 comment:

Luis Serrano said...

Toda una postal clásica de tiempo navideño.