Cultivation of emapthy for me, for others and the world depends on the way I perceive. If the lenses of my perception are narrrow, clouded and selfcentered, my realization of the reality will refect my perception. As I know the Reality is One but it is perceived differently by different people according to their ways of looking at it. About 5000 years ago IndianSages have proclaimed "Ekam sat vipraha bahudha vadanti"-The Reality is One and is seen differently by diiferent seers. It is my realization that there is Oneness in Manyness. I need to go beyond my personal narrowbrand to broadbrand. If I don't expand my vision my empathic realtionship with me, with others and the world will be limited.
When I was young my mental model was narrow and rigid brand. Over the time my mental model has become more brand. By pratcing Mindulness Meditation and cultivating and sustaing an attitude of nonjudgemal awareness and loving kindness I have been able to see the word as ' a complex yet beautiful spectrrum of colors.'
Jagdish P Dave