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“In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori. He instructs each to write their true inner feelings in a letter, and read it aloud in front of the class. By sharing their lives, the children begin to realize the importance of caring for their classmates.”
I only watched this documentary out of curiosity at the comments the poster made about it, and little did I expect that I’d be getting misty-eyed only five minutes into the clip. It’s real, powerful stuff. That’s why we shouldn’t keep our private pain locked away in a tiny hideyhole in our hearts, because we deny people from connecting, from empathising; through sharing, we empower and enable others to do the same, while also beginning the healing in ourselves. Let God’s light in.
As the venerable Mr Kanamori says, “There’s an expression I love: ‘Let people live in your heart’. There’s no limit on numbers. They tell the stories, and everyone shares their feelings. When people really listen.. they live in your heart forever.”