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Staying Open Through Change, Loss and Disruption

With Kaira Jewel Lingo recorded on October 31, 2021.

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When we are faced with suffering and uncertainty or life becomes overwhelming we can tense up, resist or try to control. But when we open and let go in the midst of change and release expectations we get in touch with enormous possibility and a powerful freedom…

Practicing inclusiveness of what is, and especially of suffering and difficulty, is one of the faces of love, and it is a power that can help us meet the intense challenges of the multiple pandemics we face — of Covid-19, climate chaos, racism, and economic and political breakdown.

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