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It takes courage and strength to be so vulnerable that you can share your experience and attention with someone else. In observing someone else’s pain, we know the emotion because we have experienced it before. Each awareness of pain, or circumstance, does not make one weak. Rather, we approach it gently, with respect, since we know its power.

Once we can accept that it does not have to stop us from moving forward, we can reach out to someone else who needs a hand. Being empathetic does not mean being weak. It means being brave enough to know your own limits and realize that the person speaking to you has not found his yet.

Even if you can change nothing, you can extend kindness and compassion in listening. You are proof that quiet encompasses courage, awareness, and self-knowledge.

Thank you so very much for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy your visit.

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