Whenever I think of what is unfinished between us, I know that we are only a question away from being connected; from learning about one another’s journey. We connect only when we are willing to be open to hearing another truth outside our own.
We need to be truly awake to what is happening around us. The clues are everywhere- in the words that are spoken, in the silences that deafen a room and even in a simple downward glance in the midst of a conversation when someone feels unheard and unacknowledged, dismissed and trivialized. We have only to notice, to listen and to respond with curiosity and compassion. For it is from this connection and relationship that the seeds of friendship are planted and endure.
In this address, we will explore what lies between us, what is unfinished and needing to be healed and embraced. We will learn how to create a sense of community through personal stories and ‘mindfully listening.’