Neither the smallest slight nor deeper atrocity is ever committed through a deep sense of connection. When we feel truly connected to ourselves, others and this world we live in, we begin to open to the possiblity that there is simply no separation. There is no US and THEM.
It is easy to become overwhelmed by the drama of our own lives and the world around us. We simply cannot control most of what we face each day. We can choose though how we live. Begin to shift your focus. Actively work to connect to your higher self and foster your connections to your family and friends. Challenge yourself each day to connect to a stranger. Lift your gaze from your device, smile at a passerby. Look the person behind the counter in the eyes and ask them how their day is going. Listen to each word uttered in a conversation. Hug someone! Keep practicing!