Try something today, for the rest of your day. A thought experiment, a piece of performance art for the heart.
Hold each person you interact with in love.
That can be hard, even, depending on who it is, alarming.
Try it anyway. Hold onto His Holiness Dalai Lama’s words: “my religion is kindness”. Be the light, that light we all need more of, and be a blessing to everyone you meet. Just for a day. See what it feels like.
*Imagine them as a small child, someone’s beloved girl or boy.
*Remind yourself that the ache and pang and longing and sorrow that your heart knows so well are familiar companions to their heart as well.
*Consider that the things about them you don’t like, their harshness, or unconsciousness or cluelessness, are evidence of the wounds they’ve experienced
It doesn’t mean doing anything. Or even talking. It just means sending love their way, from your heart to theirs.
No small thing.
You’ll will never know the difference it might make to someone, and to everyone whose lives THEY touch that day.
Sending you love.
Written by Susan Griffin-Black, EO’s co-CEO