From the time I was a child, one of my earliest memories was my mother and father saying to me, “Play nice together.” I never realised how powerful this simple words were, and I wonder if the great mother and father of us all are whispering these same words to us all right now.

The world is filled with so much beauty, so many acts of kindness, so many things to celebrate and enjoy and yet, at the same time, there is so much lack of understanding, and a feeling amongst so many people of being disconnected. Too many of us are speaking and not enough of us are listening.

I wonder, if the answers to the real problems we face are more simple than we think. I wonder if the words of my parents thousands of other parents who have told their children the same exact thing, would not, if practiced completely change the world we live in.

What if it were that simple? What if being kind to ourselves and to each other was all we needed to do?  What would that one practice initiate.