Everyone has their version and experience of suffering that is particular to them. We can listen carefully, honoring those trials, tribulations and dilemmas... eye to eye, heart to heart, spirit to spirit.
At the same time, what can help to unify us is the fact that many of our feelings are the same, sharing and speaking our own truth as a point of empathy and solidarity.
In this peculiar way, none of us are alone. Zen practice... Recovery practice… Humanity practice… encourages us to treat each other like cherished relatives.
一This Time, Place and Path with Kindness