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Someone recently made the observation that the increasing tribalism in American political discourse has led to a predominant tone of ‘contempt’ on both sides toward the person on the other side of th… ((more))
The first two things you can give them might be the gift of what Thich Nhat Hahn describes as deep listening — without any sort of agenda.
And then being there for them as nuch as is possible as a… ((more))
I have an Inner Critic who does not operate by Robert’s Rules of Order and conducts Interior Inner Board Meetings with a bullhorn. The quiet guy across the table, Sensible Compassionate Board Member’… ((more))
We need a realistic acknowledgement of what needs healing, motivated by metta. The accusing self can take its accusations too far into self-abuse and self-hatred. Even this can be a perverse form of … ((more))