My dream is that when we find ourselves swimming in the depths of pain and fear and struggle, rather than hardening, we soften. We turn our faces to the heat and look directly into that thing inside ourselves that needs healing. And that others around us turn to watch as we do this.
Do not try to save my dignity by turning a blind eye. Offer out your hand and say to me, "That pain is also mine. Let's walk through it together. I've got you."