There's A LOT going on in my part of the world right now. The US political scene is a mess and Covid has most of us heartbroken for one reason or another. There are so many conflicting opinions and points of view that I feel like my head is just spinning trying to make sense of it all.
And I'm super frustrated, sad, and exhausted.
Being the highly sensitive person that I am, the chaos is a bit too much for me. I often find that I have to tune out all the noise and work on creative projects just to maintain any amount of peace.
But I can't tune it out forever, because the reality is that I eventually have to have conversations with people I disagree with and engage in work that is hard.
And it's super tricky.
I want to have compassion for the "side" of the "other", but oftentimes their side doesn't feel compassionate to me. At all. In fact, sometimes it feels like the opposite of compassion.
Having a son that is severely immunocompromised has certainly influenced my perspective.
I honestly don't have all the answers, but I know that I want to keep trying.
I want to listen to the stories of people who have suffered because of the systems we currently live in.
I want to stretch my imagination and put myself in their shoes for a moment.
I want to keep my eyes and ears open to ways that I can help make a difference.
Because compassion matters to me and I want my life to be rooted in it.
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