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Let Compassion Heal Us: An Intern Examines Suffering

Let Compassion Heal Us: An Intern Examines Suffering

Aug 13, 2017-- "Being a ServiceSpace summer intern in these past months, I have been guided into a circle of genuine friends and mentors. As part of my internship I interviewed various people in the community about their relationship to pain and suffering. One of the lessons I received is that if we hold space for each other, open our hearts, listen deeply with our full presence, detach from any projections or judgements, then authentic connections blossom. The individuals I talked to were willing to reflect on pain and suffering, unfold decades of their lives and share insights with a young stranger whom they had never met before; and vice versa, I was able to be honest and vulnerable. In the end, "I/you" transformed to "we", and "my/your" story became "our" stories." This poignant article by seeker and college student Sophie Wu, shares more. (6980 reads)


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