There is a lot of chaos in the world today. As human beings, we seem to have been brought together not only by a pandemic, but also by the tragic and needless killings of George Floyd and others in the United States. Yet, never have we been so divided.
For a long time, we've lived in a racist system. We're all born into the system - two sides of the same coin - and the combination of events was just right to start opening many eyes and creating calls for action. We can argue whether changes to the system should have happened sooner, but that takes energy away from the fact that it's happening now. How do we keep momentum going forward and make not just change, but progress? Through compassion.
Now more than ever, we need compassion. Compassion is not passive. Compassion is meaningful action. It is understanding events through each others' perspectives, no matter which side of the coin we're on. We are going through these events together, but we are having different experiences around them. We need to understand the whole of these experiences in order to create a world that works for everyone.