1. the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
I have been wrestling with a difficult question. Can one be sonder enough, and have enough empathy, to be able to understand without judgement, even the very worst of humans?
I used to think it wasn't possible. Not for me. But now I have found it to be possible. There is a way to accept reality and stop avoiding it by hiding in fear. And then move forward. Suddenly what I hate becomes the reason to move forward. It becomes my friend. My sparring partner. Now I find, it is in the embrace of tension that life springs up.
So then, when we face the scary parts of life and dance with them, we unlock our superpowers, and we see how important others and our surroundings are to us. Then we see how important we are to others, and the dance becomes fun, the universe becomes a giant ballroom, and we all get to dance. So dance away.