As we move through this very difficult time, I believe a practice of empathy and mindfulness in conversation with ourselves and others is key to maintaining our health and well-being, and to being able to find ways to respond toward the greater collective good we envision is possible.
I hope you are reaching out to receive and give the support of empathic connection you need. What I mean by this is knowing how to slow a conversation down. Bring greater intention and supportive structure to the speaking and listening, mindfully taking turns, so you can feel the depths of nourishment and richness below the surface.
You can then bring this kind presence and structure into conversations in which there is conflict and disconnection. This is such an important and meaningful time to be alive. Through our efforts to build the support of empathic connections and community we are building resilience and strength to persevere in the darkest hours ahead.
This is our generation’s turn to step up to the call of history that will look back on us. We can do this. The survival and health of much of life on our planet I believe rides on the choices we collectively make now.
Here is a book I highly recommend, The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac.