Focusing on What Divides Us Divides Us

Love Doesn’t Wait On Understanding

Love doesn’t have to understand its object fully.

Indeed, it never can.

As for love, so for empathy and compassion.

A human being, and all of her experiences, can never be fully understood.

No one even fully understands himself – let alone anyone else.

Parents do not fully understand their children – but they love them nonetheless – even unconditionally.

We make a huge mistake when we demand that others must understand us – and on our own terms – before we accept their compassion or allow ourselves to have compassion for them.

This demand …