I didn’t think I needed hard inner work. My Bose adoptee earbuds were safely in place. But then, someone hurt me in a way I didn’t deserve. I got so mad that I could either go to the Stress Center or run away so I’d never have to be in that person’s presence again.
At that point, I learned what I needed from the great Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt: “The only power that can stop the inexorable stream of painful memories is the faculty of forgiveness. It’s as simple as that.”
I bowed the knee.
Three years later, free!
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