Misu is our latest Empathy Foundation Network member and her blog about empathy (Empathic Perspectives) is well worth visiting - see a great post about the Potential of Empathy here
I liked this quote at the end of that post:
Empathy is a pervasive and subtle language of the mind and heart which can be seen and felt in everything you do and say. It permeates every aspect of life and how you relate to it. It's just a matter of recognizing it, instead of wondering "how did I do that?". And its a powerful gift, that simple shifting of perspective to broaden and expand your view point, whether its in the emotional arena or elsewhere in your life. So think about it and discover more about yourself and what you are capable of than you know right now. What an amazing journey that is.