What We Do

What We Do2016-12-02T19:19:17-05:00

EmpathyEducates Four Areas of Expertise

We Learn. We Grow. We Glow. We Share the wisdom and through exchanges Learn Anew. EmpathyEducates is guided by profound principles. Conversations. We listen so that we might learn. We speak to give voice to our shared concerns. We Collaborate. We understand the strength of union as Aesop did. A bundle of sticks is stronger than a single twig. Our mission is our vision. The Commonweal is Our Call; Education is a Human Right. Every man, woman and child deserves an equal and equitable education, an opportunity to grow in every aspect of life. As individuals and as a society if we are to grow the greater good we believe that we must devote ourselves to today’s population and the Seventh Generation.

EmpathyEducates Expansive Endeavors

What we do is dynamic and comprehensive as is the belief we act on, Education is a Human Right! To ensure that equality and equity are served for seven generations, We Cognize. Analyze. Recognize. Visualize. Verbalize. Organize and Mobilize.

We Cognize. We perceive, become aware of and gain knowledge. We look, and listen for what is novel to us. The issues are many. Education. Ethics. The Environment. Emotional Intelligence. War and Peace. Regardless of the topic there is a relationship to the whole. “Empathy Educates and Ensures Our Human Rights!” Thus, we work to conceive of what we cannot imagine, how another person thinks and feels about the issues.

  • Reflective. We become aware of who we are through introspection and outrospection.
  • Introspective. We look within and think about the thinking. We observe our own mental and emotional state, the causes and effects of these.
  • Outrospective. We get to know ourselves by developing relationships and empathetic thinking with others.
We Analyze. To explore and examine, to evaluate, and create anew is our greatest endeavor. Through knowledge comes empowerment, and also an awareness that the more we learn, the less we know. Every door offers an opportunity to discover that what we believed to be true was only valid for that moment. There is always more than what we think we see, what we believe we know, and what other tells us is true and best.

Analysis allows us to examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of information, an action or event. We seek to explain the unexplainable, but mostly, we work to unearth a greater illusive truth. We subscribe to…

“Believe nothing on the faith of traditions,
even though they have been held in honor
for many generations and in diverse places.
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.

Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.

Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.

Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.

After examination, believe what you yourself have tested
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto
~ Buddha”

We Recognize. Through the cognitive process we acknowledge that we are not alone, nor is our knowledge absolute. Recognition is remembrance; it is the road to admission through perception. Indeed, appreciation comes through recognition. We understand that the definition of education might be best expressed as recognition. Learning comes through recognition. We identify, recall, reason, and ultimately recognoze what was and thus, we can create anew. This is what we do.

  • We learn through cognition, examination, and recognition that education is our human right.
  • We grow and glow recognizing that we are never done. Thus, We Do! We Do! And do more with you!
We Visualize. Our work with others informs and inspires us. Ideas shared ignite visions. The process is an education of sorts. Rob us as people might attempt to do, no one can steal our dreams. Education is a human right! Visualization of this is our vision. We strive to ensure that the world is one where all people help all others aspire and achieve a fulfilling life filled with great possibilities. We imagine as Artist, Composer John Lennon mused.

Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion [discrimination] too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You, you may say
I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

To verbalize is to invite others to empathize. Many of us are familiar with Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior’s stated observation, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matters.” For EmpathyEducates everything and every one matters. No one of us is more or less essential than the other. What might diminish the worth of any being is the decision not to speak of our selves and our beliefs. No one can know what is not shared. Nor can another reflect on the treasure trove of information, inspiration, and incredible insights we have within. To hide is to hinder personal and communal growth. Words are golden; silence is too but only if the quiet times are used to listen to the sounds that surround us. Our souls speak through reflection. Other souls talk to and with us too. We believe it is vital to hear all the voices and offer your own. We recognize that words alone are never enough. EmpathyEducates thinks verbalization is but a thread in the tapestry we call conversation. Communication, when calm and exercised with great care alleviates challenges. We believe that preaching is not teaching; nor is it learning – the essence of education! Therefore, we consciously chic to practice verbalization though empathetic conversation.

  • Verbalization is part of the communication equation

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ~ Winston Churchill

We Organize and Mobilize. Perhaps, for EmpathyEducates the traditional use of terms “organize” and “mobilize” negate a veracity that builds on the energy and enthusiasm that grows from empathy. Frequently, people feel the pain of everyday problems. Rather than realize our role in all that comes, many of us fall into patterns that further punish us. Many blame another person, place, practice or philosophy. This habit hinders the growth we gain through education, elucidation, recognition, realization, visualization, verbalization, and communication. EmpathyEducates would like to offer an opportunity to rethink the paradigm. Let us shift.

“When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope”
~ Henri Nouwen [Dutch Catholic Priest and Writer]

Once we mobilize in a common search for life, organically, we connect to others who share our concern. Loosely at first, we come together. More often than not, we experience as Aesop teaches in “Bundle of Sticks. “Union gives strength.” People organize as do we, EmpathyEducates. We muse and trust…

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
~ Richard P. Feynman [Physicist]

Why You Might Wish to Join Us

      • Conversations. We listen. We learn. We give voice to shared concerns.
      • We Collaborate. We understand the strength of people united.
      • The Commonweal is why we work to grow the greater good.
      • Our Call; Education is a Human Right. Empathy Educates.
      • We serve those here today and the Seventh Generation.

Our Philosophies Spoken

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re-created.
Brenda Ueland, American Author
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
Alice Miller née Rostovski, Swiss Psychologist
Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
William Arthur Ward, Author
Empathy is our greatest challenge; it offers opportunities for our greatest growth.
Betsy L. Angert, Educator. Author.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward, Author. Writer of Fountains of Faith
Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.
Mary Catherine Bateson, American Writer, Cultural Anthropologist
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward, Author
Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students.
Godfrey Reggio, American Director