Awakin Readings

Every week, we post a reading from various wisdom traditions, to provoke insights and deeper reflection. Each thought is also accompanied by an illustration and an audio recordings (and often translations in other languages). Explore and enjoy!

The Liminal Space

--Heather Platt (Feb 17, 2020)

What do you do when a friend has lost a child and you can’t ease their grief? Or when your partner loses her job and you can’t resolve it for her? Or a client has to make a big decision and you can’t make it for him? Or your church or community group decides to close its doors and there is loss written on everyone’s faces? Or a group you’re facilitating is in conflict and can’t see their way through to resolution? Though you feel invested in all of these situations, the outcome in each of them is outside of your responsibility and control.   The best that you can do is hold space for the people involved.   It all begins in the liminal space…   The space in between stories is the liminal space. In...

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