Compassion is a now a joke.
Empathy is the punchline.
Apparently, I’m a terrible comedian.
Love is the only currency that humanity has that doesn’t actually cost anything. We have a surplus of love inside of all of us that we are withholding from others. We guard it as if it is the last ounce of love left on the planet, that if we give it away, surely it will be lost and never returned to us.
When we withhold our love we guarantee that it cannot ever be returned. We guarantee that no meaningful connections can be made. We lock ourselves up inside of these structures of our minds that we have falsely created, our view of the world, largely with our eyelids squeezed shut, we freeze. Someone extends a hand and we look at it with skepticism. We sneer at the idea that sometimes, we CAN’T do it all alone, and that we need each other to survive.
I can’t continue this. I won’t.
Are you with me?