Scary times, if you’re paying attention. Easy to give up on kindness, Easy to prefer a good show, a good beach, a nice rock to hide under.

 Meanwhile we lawyers – we have a lot of power: The power to influence others, the power to create big shifts in society. And mindful lawyers, those of us practicing the cultivation of wisdom and compassion? We have even more influence, when we connect with others with kindness.

Dogen said, “Kind speech has the power to turn the destiny of the nation.” We need that to happen. Let’s talk about one way we get there.