When asked to describe my company in one word,
I didn't have to think about it at all.
The core heart and soul of GEN is of course . . . .
Compassion for loved ones and friends alike,
certainly for ourselves,
and perhaps to reach much further,
the billions we do not even know, or love,
or who are very very different from ourselves.
Among the synonyms in the good old dictionary are the words
I love these.
Personally, I'd also add . . .
of standing alongside,
with an Open mind
and uninterrupted Presence
and Kindness of words;
especially in times of conflict and unease.
Now I'll just let you know my compassion
isn't perfected yet and that's okay.
No, my compassion isn't perfect.
It is more like an umbrella of an idea,
a process of something much deeper.
What I know is compassion isn't always
about being perfectly loving
It isn't about being perpetually nice.
Often the compassionate thing to do is to tell our truth.
Or hold our ground
in the midst of pressure to conform.
To not settle for mediocrity.
Sometimes it's to hold ground for another
who may not be able in the moment to hold their own.
We've got to have room for it all.
To open our hearts wide,
to honor and hold the conflicting opinions and
millions of stories which become the individual body of our lives.
In the end it is our humanity we have in common.
And this is our belonging.
I wish you a day,
and a week,
and a life of Tenderness and Heart,
of TRUE Kindness and most of all