Hearing “I understand” from someone when you can see that they truly do or hearing the words from a friend that finish the sentence you started creates the connection that everyone craves.
Having countless “hi and bye" acquaintances, a phone contact list a mile long and 5,000 Facebook "friends" can still leave you feeling lonely, if none of them understands the look in your eye or the pauses between your words. Quality not quantity is what guarantees that much-sought after connection, and empathy is the key to ensuring quality in your social interactions.
When you are able to tune into someone else’s experiences you can have a meaningful relationship with just about anybody. And while you might want to bond with everyone you meet, don't put unnecessary pressure on yourself to do so because the connectedness you seek can be satisfied by a handful of really high-quality relationships.
Poor is the person with many acquaintances and rich is the person with at least one good friend.
BODY – MIND – SPIRIT