bell hooks and Sharon Salzberg 782 words, 12K views, 12 comments
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On Dec 28, 2021Kristin Pedemonti wrote :
Like a seed, love grows when it's attended to and nourished. In my own lived experience, an expanded definition and expression of love is possible when we pause and we remind ourselves of context and complexity of people's lives impacting how they see themselves & others. When we pause and acknowledge this context & complexity it allows us to see beyond binary. This then allows us to potentially expand what we see and to open to loving kindness.
I think too expanding the definition of love, as bell hooks did and Sharon Salzburg too: to love shows strength not weakness. This change could do so much!
My lived experience, in the Before Time, of Free Hugs was life altering. I took my Free Hugs sign to protests and hugged people on Both sides. I witnessed them hug each other and have civil conversations. This might seem small, but it was a start. A beginning to loving kindness. â™¡