Author: Nadia Colburn
It took stubbing my toe to realize how overwhelmed I was.
As a society, we turn a blind eye to obvious trauma, making one’s story more difficult.
In the last two issues of S&H, I’ve written two articles. This is the one that was trying to get out…
To come to know and to make sense of and to share our stories is not an act of selfishness, but an act of growth, healing, and ultimately, generosity. But what is a writer to do with a violent story she cannot narrate—when it’s her own?
I know of no spiritual teacher or person who more fully embodies peace and compassionate understanding than Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay, as he is lovingly known by his students.