I had the great honor of being part of a very special veterans retreat this weekend at the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York. I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all who attended, organized, and staffed the event. I appreciated being a part of the healing work that was taking place on behalf of veterans of many wars. It was a truly remarkable experience with equally remarkable people. Thank you for your kindness and for your invitation to be part of such an important event.
The process of healing must take place from the inside out, but it can not be done alone. The support of others as you travel the path inward is necessary. The support system that was built in just a few days created a new network of those traveling this path together. Know that there are others suffering like you and it is so important to take those steps forward even if you aren't sure of the step you are taking.
A step toward the light is always better than remaining in darkness.