What is the difference between sympathy and empathy? Is someone in your life hurting? Are you? Connection is key:
An article on Huffington Post says it best:
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
Being a Person
Be a person here. Stand by the river, invoke
the owls. Invoke winter, then spring.
Let any season that wants to come here make its own
call. After that sound goes away, wait.
A slow bubble rises through the earth
and begins to include sky, stars, all space,
even the outracing, expanding thought.
Come back and hear the little sound again.
Suddenly this dream you are having matches
everyone’s dream, and the result is the world.
If a different call came there wouldn’t be any
World, or you, or the river, or the owls calling.
How you stand here is important. How you
Listen for the next things to happen. How you breathe.
- “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
- -Epicurus (341 BC – 270 BC)