It is so easy to make assumptions that people never change their feelings and thoughts. That what happened a month ago and what you think and feel now are the same. We think, if you stole something when you were twelve, you will probably steal today. The reality is we are constantly changing and evolving with every experience we come in contact with. Every person we meet has the power to influence or change us. Music inspires us. The written word can make us do the impossible and it can also shatter a soul. Acts of kindness can change attitudes. The beauty in nature that we have contact with can also heal our brokenness. The things we assimilate in to our minds, and souls can change us. If we take in evil, it has the power to produce evil in us. If we think only good, pure, and compassionate thoughts , they can produce goodness inside us.
Experiencing love that comes straight from the heart can cause the hardest heart to become compassionate. Knowing you can rely on someone to be there for you no matter what, can often build trust. We are a part of all we experience. If we find acceptance when we are angry, or hurt, or feel shame. If we are validated for who we really are and cared for, our self-esteem grows. With healthy self-esteem, any thing is possible within us. We need to accept people for who they are now. This moment is all we really have.