#IWD2017 Women’s Chronicles: EMPATHY

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One can only forgive when you have love, and love can only have true meaning, when you have empathy in you for your fellow man.
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing, from within the other being’s frame of reference.  It is the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another. Empathy is the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling.
I know this is hard in real life. Especially when one comes in contact with a sister or friend whom constantly misuses your love for her.  Humanly we will shut down. Humanly we will want to react. Humanly we wouldn’t want to have anything to do with that person. 
Through all of these probabilities, I still urge us to nurture in us the love of a mother and translate it to our everyday relationships with one another.
Let us make a conscious effort to LOVE, FORGIVE and have EMPATHY.These three work together. You can’t have love and not forgive nor can you forgive if you do not have empathy for your fellow sister.
Now you see how all these practices entangle into each other.
Let us imagine a world, where sisters love each other. Support one another. Forgave their mistakes. Have empathy for each other and the world.
We still wouldn’t be guaranteed of sad days. Instead, we will be guaranteed of making it  through each stormy weather together.
Let our love adorn us. 
This hope should keep us alive and most importantly encourage us to walk in the path of destroying these limitations that we have set for ourselves.
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Grace Kargobai is the Founder of Illuminating Ladies, a global network of Illuminessence ambassadors, facilitated on WhatsApp. She is a graduate of Njala University with a major in Environmental Management and Quality Control. Her hobbies are writing, talking, singing and dancing.

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