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Daily Lift #1201

Empathy Brings Relief

When a person who is suffering sees others empathize with him, he feels a degree of relief.

Hence if you want to help someone overcome suffering, instead of telling him that he has nothing to worry about, or that his situation is not so bad, try to share his suffering and communicate that you feel for him.

(Yesod V'shoresh Ha'avodah 1:8; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.256)

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