Cultivation of deep empathy would mean , understanding the point of view of another, his deeper feelings, the reason behind his way of thinking. Sometime s we judge another person based on superficial knowledge and then start casting aspirations, which in turn makes the other person do the same and that results in all round hatred , and very bad relations between people , not only others but our close ones too.
Although , it may not be fully related , but I used to run away seeing other's pain and suffering. If I knew someone had passed away in a house I would go there after 2-3 days so that i do not have to witness the deep pain and grief felt by the people at the time of the initial news of a closed one passing away. I would close my eyes if someones wound came in my sight , even in pictures.
Through some introspection and inner cultivation I have changed my way of looking at pain. I could see I was fearful the pain would engulf me and make me feel feel miserable. After long introspection and redefining my values I have come to a realisation that it would actually give me joy If i could alleviate the pain and suffering of someone. Now I do not run away from pain but go closer to it , feel it and try and offer some comfort to the sufferer.
My not running away from pain has helped me to see the world in all its hues.