A person who possesses empathy can feel what others feel. They can put themselves into the perspective of another and, to a degree, see things as the other person sees them. A person with empathy can see another’s perspective even when they do not agree with them. Empathy meets people where they are at and works from that point forward.

Empathy is foundational for healthy communication and relationships. 

A person rich with empathy may sometimes forget that their own perspective is important to!

Your heart, your hopes, your feelings and thoughts have merit. Empathize with others, but do not abandon your own self care and worth. There is beautiful balance in all of it. And don’t forget the greatest empathizer of them all—the Creator of you! He put his love, grace and ability to empathize within you. No one will ever “get” you better than God! But he will bring people into your life who stir you with the joy of knowing they get you, too. ~Nicole 

“Judge not that you be not judged. For with what judgement you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. And do you look at the speck in your brothers eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?” 
Matthew 7:1-3