That we all open up to listening with compassion; to being present with all others so that they are not “other” but “us;” to give ourselves the gift of authenticity and connection; the release of our fear of pain and the courage to free ourselves to feel pain to prevent suffering; unconditional acceptance, love, and gratitude for what we are, as we are, combined with an unequivocal belief in our ability to grow; forgiveness for all human beings and ourselves; gifting o...

That we all open up to listening with compassion; to being present with all others so that they are not “other” but “us;” to give ourselves the gift of authenticity and connection; the release of our fear of pain and the courage to free ourselves to feel pain to prevent suffering; unconditional acceptance, love, and gratitude for what we are, as we are, combined with an unequivocal belief in our ability to grow; forgiveness for all human beings and ourselves; gifting our true selves to others to share their pain and to truly see and hear them and feel gratitude for their willingness to share who they are; that we can let go of the fear of needing connection to others; understand that unconditional love and connection are equally important to sustenance and shelter.
Everyone on every “side” seems to fear that their needs will not be met or believe their needs are more important than anyone else’s and the louder we all lecture in our righteousness, the more separate we become and the more fear and suffering fill us all. Compassion requires truly listening to someone, being aware of our opinions, beliefs, or assumptions about who they are and their “worth” that often keep us separated. Please really listen to each other. That is my wish for the world.

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