A loving heart promotes empathy
Each day is filled with enough opportunities to recognize that the world is in turmoil. I view each global issue as a chance to promote love by helping others.
I feel that the struggle of those around me is as much mine as it is theirs. When I choose to open myself to share in the difficulty, I feel its magnitude move through me. It is at times like these that I am able to cry and hurt with my fellow humans.
My love for others goes beyond our families or backgrounds.
It is tied to our shared existence as human beings. When I acknowledge our sameness, I see that I am just as subject to difficulties as the next person.
Being empathetic means letting someone know that it is okay to be emotional.
Although the strangers I encounter on the street have different stories than mine, I stand ready to give them brotherly and sisterly love.
I acknowledge that any difficult situation being faced by someone is a situation that I am also subject to.
I avoid taking my luck or blessings for granted and continue to share my support with others.
Today, I live in a love that sees everyone the same and treats everyone with the same kindness.