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All the light we can learn to see, Part 1.

A dear friend asked me, “What are the seeds of peace?”  My answer was prompt, “Empathy and compassion.” What IS empathy?  It’s 1) the ability to put oneself in the shoes of others, to see the world as they see it; … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: A Change of Heart, Part 4

by Charles Eisentstein The way we see and treat someone is a powerful invitation for them to be as we see them. See someone as deplorable, and even their peace overtures will look like cynical ploys. Distrust generates untrustworthiness. On … Continue reading

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