Raghu Markus returns to the Metta Hour in Episode 24, “Proximity,” to discuss Sharon’s recent post on her weekly On Being column called ‘Proximity Leads to Understanding’ regarding the role of proximity in understanding the ubiquitous nature of our lives. There is a capacity within us to see ourselves in one another as we begin to explore the intrinsic vulnerability under which we operate. The power of compassion is highlighted as a means for avoiding demonizing, and enacting an energetic and compassionate response to the suffering that we encounter. Our ideas about one another are just that, ideas, and the more we are willing to investigate our pretenses through genuine interaction the more we find they are often misleading. The secret to success is found in paying attention
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