I would like to add an extra slant on Roman Krznaric’s excellent article about empathy, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, in Resurgence & Ecologist Issue 300. It inspired me so much I sent six gift subscriptions to my family at Christmas.

I think that the slightly different take Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), had on the subject of empathy greatly increases our effectiveness using this spiritual tool.

Rosenberg was an empathiser par excellence, working in such countries as Israel, Rwanda and Yugoslavia. He claimed that if he could ...


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