walk beside me
“To love our enemy is impossible. The moment we understand our enemy, we feel compassion towards him or her, and he or she is no longer our enemy.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
How many difficult moments are characterized by a lack of respect, compassion, or basic understanding for another being? We’ve all overheard those break room conversations where some random “other” is being overanalyzed or even openly ridiculed by the parties present. If the topic of discussion walks in, what do they experience when they overhear? Anger? Shame? Fear? Isolation? Think of the clients you’ve worked with in your career. How many conference room chats utilize gallows humor, making light of the humans you are in the business of serving? Would they appreciate the joke? Or perhaps, you’ve been the patient at the doctor’s office who overheard the nurses venting about how difficult you are. How did that feel?
Here at Grow, our first immutable law centers around the intrinsic connectedness of all living things. If you are looking for a workplace or a counselor that takes respect seriously, understands all things influence all other things, and recognizes that our attitudes in private affect our intentions in public, then keep reading.