Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. Khalil Gibran

This space between where we find the pain of our relationships. Of being misunderstood. Of misunderstanding. Being ridiculed. Bullied.

Of the widening chasm of the unspoken daily removing hope for connection.

In this space is our longing, uncertainty and isolation.

Speaking into this space is the first act of self-love. Speaking to affirm self. To claim or reclaim our identity. To ground our intrinsic value as a given. To remember who we are.

It takes courage.

We must hold the purpose for our speaking to be greater than we are, even while not excluding the value we will get by speaking.

It is this space between what is said and not meant and what is meant and not said that the skills, tools, and reflections we teach in Dare to Care find fertile ground.

Photo Taken April 6th 2023