Reaching the end of 2016 and I am glad. What a bloody turmoil this year has been. I have watched in despair as the hate and death in the world has grown. I have been really affected by the lack of empathy for others. I think that in times of struggle and difficulty it is always so easy to blame the other person. The one who we do not understand. It is part of being a mammal. I really don’t think it is part of being human though. On a personal level my empathy seems to be changing. I have been vegan for a couple of months now, though I was already vegetarian. I feel the need to offer service to more than just my immediate family, friends and those of you I teach yoga to. I seem to be wearing my heart on my sleeve again after years of trying to be strong. My wish for next year is for empathy. Empathy for everything.