As my eldest daughter and I work on our presentation for Circles of Hope on Wednesday, I am constantly in awe of her courage, her insight and wisdom.
Sometimes, her insights and mine differ.
In those times especially, I must remember to breathe deeply into the space between our hearts so that I can see the beauty in her truth and honour its presence.
Sometimes, rather than take a breath, I want to defend against.
Defending against creates opposition. It widens the gap.
My intention is to always move closer into intimacy. To do that, I must let go of defending against and step into being present without fear that our different perspectives are greater than the love that binds us.
I am grateful for my daughters courage and honesty. Through her wisdom, I am able to heal those broken places that were not visible until I felt myself wanting to defend my position and hold onto my view of the past.
As I say in my part of the presentation, we cannot change the past, but through love, we can heal the future.
If you are in Calgary and are interested in joining us at Circles of Hope on Wednesday, November 8th – there are still some tickets available — Circles of Hope