In challenging times

Look at yourself as you look at a stranger crying for help. Just listen, but make your heart your ears. You cannot understand their challenge with your ears and mind because you’re not going through it. You can understand their heart instead, because it’s just like yours; the only difference is that it’s vibrating with pain at that point, restless all over the place like a tired butterfly looking for a place to land. Let yourself be its landing place, and the butterfly will spread its colorful wings and fly again.