Glenn Beck: Empathy for Black Lives Matter – The New York Times

The ONLY way to move forward for the good of the people, ALL people, is to increase our empathy, understanding and love of each other. It’s not about politics or sides or agreeing on everything or even anything- it’s about people. Listen more, talk less. Choose to love.

 

Source: Glenn Beck: Empathy for Black Lives Matter – The New York Times

This below excerpts from Glenn Beck’s opinion piece in the NY times resonated with me.

The only way for our society to work is for each of us to respect the views of others, and even try to understand and empathize with one another.

We need to listen to one another, as human beings, and try to understand one another’s pain. Empathy is not acknowledging or conceding that the pain and anger others feel is justified. Empathy is acknowledging someone else’s pain and anger while feeling for them as human beings — even, and maybe especially, when we don’t necessarily agree or understand them.

Read the whole piece here. Glenn Beck: Empathy for Black Lives Matter – The New York Times

 

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BEST UPDATE: Kid who got visit from FSU player never eats alone now | WFLA.com

Sometimes, all it takes is one person and an act of kindness to make a difference in someone’s life. This one, simple gesture of love and kindness has affected far more people than this one boy.

Thanks to a college football player’s small gesture of kindness, it could be a long time before a mother will have to worry again about her autistic son eating lunch alone.

Source: BEST UPDATE: Kid who got visit from FSU player never eats alone now | WFLA.com

Leaving a Legacy of Love • SJS

A beautiful piece about the power of love over fear. So what is your legacy?

We all get to choose whether we respond or react. Do we react from a place of fear, picking a side and demonizing the other guy? Or do we respond from a place of love, and open our hearts sending the energy of love to all people? I believe that it is human nature to feel oneness with one another. We see it all time when great tragedies occur. Strangers helping strangers, people lining up to donate blood or rescuing someone from a flood or fire. When the times demand goodness, human beings respond with courage and love. This knowledge is what sustains me when I wonder what is happening in this world; it is what moves me to open my heart to every child who comes through my door, no matter what. And more of this love is what is needed right now. So my commitment remains to leave my legacy of love with every person, whether I agree with them or not, because I know that love dissolves fear.

Source: Leaving a Legacy of Love • SJS

She lost her father 10 years ago but reunited with his heart on her wedding day.

This is such a touching story about grief and healing.

“I urge people to have this conversation openly with your loved ones about your thoughts on organ donation. [My family] focused on helping people, and that actually eased our grief significantly as we adjusted to life without my father.”

This is why organ donation matters.

Source: She lost her father 10 years ago but reunited with his heart on her wedding day.

Invisibilia : NPR

Recommended by Kathy Dickson, LCSW

One of the things that I really believe helps increase feelings of love is to help increase understanding. To increase understanding, one must open themselves up to looking at things in a different way. This is one of my favorite podcasts. This podcast challenges me to look at things in a different way. Every episode has something that resonates with me for one reason or another.

Give it a listen.

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently. Season 2 of Invisibilia will premiere on June 17, 2016 and feature 7 one-hour episodes to be released on Fridays.

Source: Invisibilia : NPR