What people could so beautifully and consciously imagine is so very different from the darkness they all too often unconsciously conjure. What people can say is very different than what they will say. What people can do is very different from what they will do.

However difficult relationships may sometimes seem, there is always something you can do to be more vulnerable and reveal your good heart more fully. No matter the difficulty you are having there is always something you could say to be more kind. No matter the injury, it is always in your interest to think the very best of others. The healing will begin when your swirling mind settles and your impassioned heart is still.

Love others according to your capacity to love, resist the temptation to withdraw love because of distance, time, or space. You are empowered when you value others in accordance with their essence, not their action. Observe how someone transforms in your mind when you hold them gently in the light of loving awareness. Forgive yourself for ever thinking or speaking of them differently than your kindest capacity.

Stitch your cracked heart from any bitterness or emotion you could not convey – make peace with those broken pieces. Remind yourself when you fall from grace that you are far from burdened, it is up to you to be sweet and lovely again.

And despite how open, loving, and peaceful you attempt to be – people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves. Not everyone is coming from where you are coming from – love them anyway. ❤