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To fully sense and know the pain of another in our own heart and conscience does not seem truly attainable. And yet if we overly identify with commiserations of pity, worry or anger, we may encourage their anguish whilst also being unable to offer the clarity of an objective discernment. However, a non-possessive, loving sensitivity can allow us to respond with equanimity. Such equanimity not only helps others to integrate their suffering, but can also help to transform the way we view our own pain and longings.

© Aaron John Beth’el

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