Hatred, Meet Compassion

And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.” Etty Hillesum

It was just about 2 weeks ago that I came out of a warm, supported cocoon of acceptance and compassion – the 6th weekend with the same 40+ people, over a period of 10 months, all on a path of healing and growth.  All of us learning especially how to embrace those parts of ourselves and others – our “protectors” – that often show up as unlikable and even destructive.