The many social divides in the world keep widening and we are in desperate need of empathic connection, understanding and action. It does feel bleak and hopeless at times.
The current election in the USA shows how competition for power leads to a deepening lack of empathy and connection on all sides. Instead of debates, where candidates verbally fight it out and the media acts as fight promoters, I'd love to see all parties take part in Empathy Circles where they would deeply listen to each other. I would like to invite Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as, their supporters to a facilitated Restorative Empathy Circle. Call me!