Joy can only be found in the present moment. When we are present with another, we can recognize their inner goodness. When we can express our recognition of their inner goodness, we can attune to each other. Have you recognized another for their inner goodness today? What stands in our way of seeing each other's inner goodness?
We yearn to love as human beings. To truly love, we must be resting in present moment awareness. This is how we can love without holding back. But when we're caught in reactive mode, we can't see the real human there.
We've been told many things about many people, be it from our household growing up, teachers, friends. We believe all the stories and put our walls up to protect ourselves. Each wall is like a costume you put on. Eventually you forget who is underneath. So then when we see another, we forget whose eyes we are looking through.
Practice seeing another's goodness by sitting in a quiet space and reflecting on those in your life that have expressed recognition of your inner goodness. Notice how this feels. Recognize their inner goodness and perhaps send them some well wishing thoughts like, "May you be happy. May you be held in loving kindness." Notice how this feels. Recognize your own inner goodness and perhaps send yourself some well wishing thoughts. Notice how this feels.
The meaning of namaste is, "the present moment awareness within me, recognizes the deep present moment awareness within you." Acknowledgement of another (because they exist), to inspire people to feel like they belong (because they do), to remind people of their worth (because they are) can bring healing.