I left his house this morning still a bit frustrated over the morning’s difficulties. As I was walking towards the bus stop, I selected David White’s What to Remember When Waking audiobook. I chose the chapter on vulnerability. The audio started “Any real conversation involves vulnerability. There is no conversation without vulnerability” then it stopped as the audio suddenly skipped to another file. That’s an interesting place for it to stop, I thought to myself, as I turned it back to David White. I had just spent the morning trying to express what I was feeling. I had been hurt and could not hide my tears. He wanted an explanation. I tried, but didn’t really. [Read more…]
Recently I spent a week at The Haven, a retreat centre located on Gabriola Island. Gabriola is one of the Gulf islands nestled between the mainland and Vancouver Island. I love getting away to the islands for any reason; they are magical to me because anytime I visit one something shifts in my life. The Haven itself is a magical place. A place where people gather to improve themselves and the way they relate to others in this world.