I like to believe…

I like to believe that the more we connect with our bodies, the more compassionate we become.¹ And yet, I don’t know if that’s actually true—maybe we just become more of who we already are. ² I also like to believe the words of a Jewish daily morning prayer—Elohai Neshama—whose first line translates as, “God, the soul that you have placed within me is pure. ”³ And yet, I don’t know if that is actually true – maybe a few of us are born with a skin of evil  (Star Trek reference). ⁴ ⁵ While I can’t know that what I like to believe is absolute truth, I can attempt to embody these precepts and live as if they are.…

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