On National Public Radio I heard a woman talk about her experience with her daughter, a heroin addict who lived on the street. She tried taking her to rehab, talking to her, intervening in various ways, but to no avail. Finally, this courageous woman came to accept her daughter’s situation. And rather than trying to rehabilitate or change her, she just went and sat with her daughter in the park—she started to bear witness to the truth of her daughter’s predicament. In one way, her story as she told it remained unresolved. She was unable to fix it. And yet, as a listener, I could feel the bravery and clarity that came away from this woman’s ability to work with her situation in a healing way.
– Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, The Power of an Open Question
Elizabeth will also be in New York City this weekend:
Sunday, September 26th Threshold 521 West 26th Street, 2nd floor Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel – Public Talk “Finding Our Way to True Practice” 2 – 5 pm (2-2:30 is meditation) $20
Followed by a reading from her new book, The Power of An Open Question at 6:30 PM. Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Www.thepowerofanopenquestion.com
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