“Not enough of us know how to sit in pain with others. Worse, our discomfort shows up in ways that can hurt people and reinforce their own isolation. I have started to believe that crying with strangers in person could save the world.”
~ Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
This quote by Brene Brown spoke to me with all the tragedy that has engulfed us recently: it has been just a year since the tragic accident involving the Humbolt Hockey team; a South Surrey young adult died in a car accident in our area recently; and, then there is politics! Many people have much pain and suffering and they need someone to walk the road with them.
The sentiment expressed in Brené Brown’s quote is one of the main reasons I became a practitioner: to sit with someone in pain and be there to know the Truth for them, to witness what is happening in their life and know that it is not the Truth of them, when they may have forgotten. This is what the people of CSL White Rock can do for each other. We can raise each other up and support our community.
I spent the past weekend in service to Excellence Seminars in a program called Breakthru, where I witnessed “people sit in pain with others” unfold in front of me. Fourteen strangers came together and held the space to be able to witness one another in an amazing way as each awoke to their Truth.
I believe each of us has an opportunity to remember the Truth of who we are and to remain awake.
We are here to walk each other home and know that there is a safe place for you and me to be ourselves: no judgement, no condemnation, a place to be heard, a place to cry with strangers, a place to grow spiritually.
I encourage you to meet with one of the Practitioners after a Sunday service and allow them to know the Truth for you.