Let us now transition...
Oftentimes, it is a shift, crack, or break in our own respective lens that allows us to transition and see another person’s perspective.
Interestingly enough, this transition only occurs through the flowing of our very own tears.
Ironically, despite having a newly broken, cracked, or shifted lens, we begin to see things with much more clarity, compassion, and creativity.
This is the great irony of our "little-t truths" that we live as individuals.
But it is the Capital-T Truth – that Truth under which we ALL live collectively – that allows us to shift from independence and indifference…to interdependence and making a difference… to sympathy… and ultimately to empathy.
Through a new lens, we now have…
Empathy: to understand with compassion;
Empathy: to accept another’s truth as the Capital-T Truth;
Empathy: to not only tolerate and accept, but to actually embrace and empower.
As we continue to press through some very challenging times, I ask that we all take a deep breath and consider a Great Philosopher’s admonition to do two things:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
and with all thy mind;
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
When I think of the tremendous quantity of tears that have been shed throughout human history, I often wonder if that amount of pain-infused water would be enough to fill an entire ocean.
And as I think this seemingly terribly thought, I am miraculously reminded of a great human tendency…
When we are overwhelmingly happy, we cry tears of joy.
And as much as we cry for pain, it is also true that our historical oceans of emotions are filled with thousands of years of blissfully enriched Tears of Joy.
Aloha and continued blessings to you, your mother, father, brother, sister, cousin, uncle, auntie, family member, friend, and foe. We have ALL had our share of misery.
Let us now begin to focus on not only what we CAN DO to add to our neighbors’ ocean of joyous tears.
Let us now transition and focus on what we ARE DOING to add to our neighbors’ Tears of Joy.
"Tears of Joy"
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