“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry David Thoreau
When we allow and invite humanity to show its face, to look deeply into another’s eyes but for a moment, we find ourselves, our connectedness to the whole, how life comes together in both difference and commonality. There’s a story to every human, seek to understand rather than judge. To take a few steps past assumptions and leap beyond opinion.
May empathy, compassion and understanding be the ground we walk on to go beyond soundbites and bumper stickers, political parties and positions deeper into the complexity, beauty and holy ground of others.
“The hardest spiritual work in the world is to love the neighbor as the self – to encounter another human being not as someone you can use, change, fix, help, save, enroll, convince or control, but simply as someone who can spring you from the prison of yourself, if you will allow it.” – Barbara Brown Taylor
Accenture produced a beautiful video on inclusion and belonging worth a few moments to reset the table in your mind, to shift your heart, to see with new eyes.