If someone is hurting, if they are in pain — that’s not true the time for some deep philosophical discussions. That is the time for empathy. Once you acknowledge their pain and just treat them like a human being, then you can skillfully and successfully begin a conversation about differences of opinions. You don’t have to agree with some or anything that she is saying, but it’s a real basic thing to say to someone, I acknowledge your pain and I’m sorry you are in so much pain. Doing that is going to move you closer to real honest and authentic communication.

Working with the Light!

Working with the Light!