The root of suffering is the pain of separation, the fears and loneliness that arise when we have forgotten our intrinsic belonging to each other and to all of life.
These next two talks look at the epidemic of loneliness predating the pandemic, and how loneliness is exacerbated in our current global crisis for those living alone, and for those feeling disconnected to themselves and others.
We then explore how a courageous practice of compassionate presence – with our inner life, and in relationships – can turn the energy of loneliness into a current of healing and freedom.
“We can’t really flourish without feeling belonging to a larger source of presence.” ~ Tara
Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut you more deep. Let it ferment and season you as few humans and even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight has made my eyes so soft, my voice so tender, my need for God absolutely clear. ~ Hafiz