We often hear that “we are all connected”. Our current pandemic has made it undeniable that we are connected in ways that we cannot see. We can lean into that connection through practicing compassion with curiousity, adaptability and humour.
Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person, is a powerful tool for connection and peace. Cultivate curiousity about other people’s feelings. Try to understand how they arrived at their point of view.
Remember that your own point of view is limited. You the star of your own movie. It is easy to become self-important and think that the other people in your life are merely supporting players and extras. Don’t forget, they are all thinking the same thing. They are the stars of their own movies too.
Do you really want to limit yourself to seeing only what is visible to you from your own perch? Open up to the rest of the world. Be curious. Be humble. Be grateful.
Open up to dissolving the barriers between us.
Build bridges, not walls. We’re all in this together.