Befriending Our Despair
As compassionate, sensitive, open people, we can all be overcome by the magnitude of the losses we
see every day. Even the most optimistic among us will be affected by the staggering losses and the daily affronts to our values, sensibilities, and even our sanity.
It is painful. So painful that sometimes we are tempted to close up rather than live from the heart.
Joanna Macy and her "work that Reconnects" asserts that we ought not be afraid of the pain of the world.
If you are not afraid of it, then NOTHING can stop you.