Satya - Using the Truth to Find Connection

While I don't always find telling the truth to be a challenging concept, being with the truth (satya) can always bump up the work to a level that can make me a bit wobbly in the knees. Life can be brutal. And being with each wave of fresh information can really be a lot. In just the past week, two of my best friends lost people in their closest circles. Being with my friends in the early hours of learning the heartbreaking news allowed only for being with it. Not coming up with something helpful to say, but just being with it. Bearing witness to the suffering.

It's hard to be human. And it's hard to be a teenager these days. For most of us, it was hard to be a teenager, but I think that this time in American history has its own particular challenges.

I digress.