As a kid I always thought Namaste was a single word greeting for hello and goodbye. Later, I discovered its deeper meaning; the mutual recognition that a part of the divine resides in each other’s souls.
But even if you don't believe in spirituality it's still fair to say that from a scientific perspective we are made up of the same 'stuff'. Blood, skin, bones, carbon, water.. We exist in the same space, breathe the same air and have the same needs to survive. We have the same starting point in terms of our material make up.
This inspired me to explore the notion that this 'starting point' should be at the front of my mind when I interact with other people. And that all my conversations and relationship should be begin by remembering our commonalities rather than our differences. In these difficult times, I think it’s the perfect antidote.