“In the challenge that we are in the midst of, to validate and normalize our difficulty, our fear, our pain, our anger, our confusion, our grief, is so helpful.”
“We can offer each other this magic of being together in silence, where there’s this field, this sense of a field of practice, where I feel supported in that noble pursuit of the path; in this realm of the wordless, we’re forging a way together with such honesty and dedication.”
“We can help each other awaken. What looks like a solo effort, this practice of awakening, is truly a group project in that way.”
“Sangha is here for us in the natural world. We can build the skill for listening to the wordless; and then we can discover, even deeper, the beings there that have their own autonomy… A place can become a friend.”
A transcript of this talk is available here: Sangha Is Essential – Kristin Barker.