Our sole access to any influence we may wish to have upon another lies in our capacity to authentically connect.
In absence of connection,
All I can do is hear you
(Everything is blah, blah, blah).
Nothing conveys, nor crosses our boundaries.
With connection, we have the capacity or an opportunity of listening to one another.
I Invite us to read Reb Nachman of Bratslav's story, "The Turkey Prince."
(Especially the version told by Doug Lipman.)
Connection can heal.