Happy Aloha Friday |
I think we can all use some words of love in this #weirdAF
time to be alive. We’re all making huge strides toward our best selves trying to help make this world a better place. So, a thought from one living, breathing, mistake-making body of cells to another:
Aloha means the breath of life. When we share aloha, we share this breath.
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Empathy is sitting at the edge of a cliff, vulnerable to the inherent risks of being at the edge but doing it anyways to allow yourself to see the fullest view of the world around you.
Empathy is aloha. It takes courage to be vulnerable. It takes courage to meet someone at their level when they’re vulnerable. Sometimes being the first to be vulnerable helps others lower their walls and keep them down. Rather than going straight for the jugular during an argument, empathize first, make your case second 💛
I’ve always had a rough time allowing myself to open, to be vulnerable, because I equated it with weakness and I wanted to be strong... I took my power back when I realized I could be both! So if I feel this way I’m hoping others can use this knowledge as well. In this way we can support each other.
We all just want to feel heard. It makes the difference! Spread the love, dish out the empathy, and watch how the effects trickle down the pipeline. The way we express courage and empathy inspires courage and empathy in others, of this I’m 💯 certain.
One of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned so far on this earth is that karma is real, and it starts with empathy. Let’s change the world by starting with ourselves. Live empathetically, live aloha.
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