Coming to life is a conscious endeavor.
I realized this the hard way – after spending quite a few years feeling numb and disconnected from myself and the world around me. All of us go through periods of hurt and hardship. But it’s possible to integrate these painful times into a vivid sense of purpose, connection, and healing. In fact, this may be the most essential work we ever do.
This series of essays, reflections, and poems – ‘Letters to the Living’ – is addressed to people who want to know how the ‘big questions’ of our inner life translate into daily actions and engagement with the world.
“Reading this piece was like looking into a still lake and letting the soul delight in its reflection…” – Ann, response to ‘On Gentleness’
In October 2014, these essays were featured on the On Being blog:
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