Don’t look away

by Tanya Monteiro on 03/28/2019

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Over the weekend Brene Brown wrote about a lesson she learnt from her mother – don’t look away from peoples pain.

Don’t look away, Don’t look down,
Don’t pretend not to see hurt.
Look people in the eye.
Even when their pain is overwhelming.

And when you are in pain, find the people that can look you in the eye.

Living back in South Africa I’m often faced with the option to look away or ignore and while I obviously cannot give every one money, food or some kind of help, I can look them in the eye with compassion.

I won’t look away, even when I experience moments I’d rather run from, I’m trying to learn to feel it and deal with it anyway.

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