By Joy Kim

When You Speak…

 When you speak to me about your deepest questions, you do not want to be fixed or saved: you want to be seen and heard, to have your truth acknowledged and honored. __________ So what do we do in a circle of trust? […] We speak our own truth; we listen receptively to the truth of others; we ask each other honest, open questions instead of giving counsel; and we offer each other the healing and empowering gifts of silence and laughter.  _______ Parker Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness PART I Community is an ambivalent word. To me, the real kind,…