What you say and how you say it, affects other people. Being sensitive to this can be empowering.
I thought the activists who approached me wanted to heal the wounded. I was wrong. There’s no healing when there is hate.
I find myself deeply wounded by thoughtlessness. I have learnt to discern when people’s actions & words stem from malice (deliberate intent to harm). But unintentionally caused hurt is painful too. I’ve reacted with anger & met reactions of shrugging off responsibility. Neither reaction has respect or empathy. Blame games…
Please don’t ask me to read you. I’ve spent far too long looking deep into other people.
I see you look with yearning eyes for people who don’t make time and space in their life for you. I’ll be there to remind you as second best.
We are a world of screaming and no conversations.
How can any one of us possibly measure what pain means to another? Who can truly determine which problems are bigger than others?
I took the first step today. I asked for help. I admitted that I wasn’t well.
You will be okay. I know.
Conversations are full of many things – agenda, anxiety, entertainment, learning. But the quality of empathy elevates it.