We are more alike than we are different, even if we look different and have different religious practices. Old perceptions are no longer serving us. Instead of building walls due to fear, we need to remove obstacles to love, compassion, and hope. The easiest way to open your heart and mind is to look at children playing and remind yourself of the child you were and still are within. Then you can see the child in the heart of even the most difficult person and feel empathy and compassion for him or for her.