Today we ask that you give people space.

Really, what people want more than anything in this world is space.

That does not mean, leave them alone.

Space means literally space.  Room.  Room to breathe.  Room to relax.  Room to be themselves.  Space.

Space to get back to their true natures.

This is what people want more than anything.  More than money or fame, what people really want is space.  Peace.  Calm.

It is the greatest gift you can give.

You give people space by not imposing your will on them.  You do not attempt to control or manipulate them in any way.

You give people space by really listening to them when they speak.  You quiet your own thoughts, so that you can be present, and listen.

You give people space by accepting them for who they are, without wanting to change them.

You give people space by not arguing with them.  Their opinions and beliefs do not truly threaten you.  And the more you fight them, the more intractable they will become.  So let go of the need to argue.

Be silent with others.  Let them speak.

You do not have to agree with them.  You can think they’re crazy.  Maybe they are.

If you were visiting a psychiatric institution, would you try to argue with a crazy person?

No.  You would not argue.  If you loved that crazy person, all you would do is try to create a loving space for him.  People can only become sane when they are given space.

Give people space.  It is the greatest gift you can give.

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