This is a philosophical statement. It is intended to spark thinking and examining.
“At the bottom of things,most people want to be understood and appreciated.”
– Gautama Buddha
It can be hard to come together.
It can be hard to turn on our empathy.
It can be hard to understand the other.
It’s so easy to create an “other”.
It’s so easy to create a “them”.
At the same time,
We are humans, infused with capacities beyond measure.
We have it in us.
We were all born loving.
True, we can get hurt by loving.
Just as we can get hurt by falling down the stairs.
But we still take the stairs.
It really can be just as equally easy to listen.
It really can be just as equally easy to be with another.
We can come together.
We can engage with empathy.
We can be ready to look deep,
To recognize that everything is part of a chain.
That bogeymen don’t really jump out of closets.
We can engage.
We can listen and work to understand,
To be with one another as human beings.
Sharing all our foibles,
Our divergent views,
Our common needs,
And our passions.
The more we work to understand each other,
The more exceptional each one of us will be.
Paths can be changed.