Something I learnt last month:
If you truly connect to how you feel within, that is, connect deeper to your own needs, hopes and desires, you better understand how others are feeling and on what pace they connect to themselves.
As the outside is a mere reflection of what’s inside, the more elaborately you visualize and perceive your own emotions and thoughts, the more you resonate with the world around you (and it reciprocates!); including the people, the trees, the sky, pretty much everything.
Crux: bringing forth empathy and compassion for oneself enlargens the possibility of showing these qualities for others too, in a much much more wonderful way.
This picture is a depiction of how I feel today:
Photo by Emery Allen