Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
– Simone Weil
Who do you care about most in this life? Who needs your help, your insight, your wisdom? How do you even begin to help those in need, the poor, the destitute, the hungry?
Here is the secret:
Start with attention.
Start with being present for that person, acknowledging them, listening to them, giving them the gift of being seen.
Attention and presence are the ground upon which change and a path to better are built. You might not know the solutions to their problems, you might not be able to see all the steps between where you are and where you would like to be, you probably don't even know the next best action or the right thing to say. But you can establish that ground, you can be present and bring forth the gift of attention.
Your presence and attention can be the ground upon which the long arc of building a better future can start to be built.