Thought of the Day: Attunement vs. Empathy


Attunement is attention that goes beyond momentary empathy to full, sustained presence that facilitates rapport.  We offer a person our total attention and listen fully. We seek to understand the other person rather than just making our own point.                 Excerpt from “Social Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman 

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they bloom like flowers.   -Thich Nhat Hanh