Empathy is not self abuse or depriving your value so others can feel happy or fulfilled at your expense. This is either cowardice or foolishness – a movement out of fear or false belief.
Empathy is the action of moving out of the comfort of self and into another’s soul to bring forth universal truth and healing.
Compassion is the heart fire that fuels this action.
Selflessness is the vessel in which Empathy moves.
This journey from inner to outer movement is not always pleasant for receiver and giver… Nor is it always unpleasant. In retrospect, we come to see that its cause and effect, is Divine Love.