Transformational   topic / challenge / strength / conversation   Number 7
in the
Spiral Journey Resilience Map



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Conversation Theme:

How can I/we learn to accept and honor my/our pain for the suffering of the world as a deep expression of my/our love for the world, rather than as a mistake or a problem to be gotten rid of? (This rediscovered love can empower us to become heroic protectors of Life.)

Video/Books/Articles Introducing Theme:

VIDEO: Joanna Macy on Honoring Our Pain for the World
November 2010 — St. Mark’s Catherdral, Seattle  (YouTube Video)


ARTICLE: Joanna Macy and The Work That Reconnects — Exploring A Path Toward Compassionate Resilience


Relation to Earlier Conversations in the Spiral Journey:

All the first six conversations are at work in this exploration.





Links to resources for conversations about finding the love hidden within our pain for the world:

A: Quotes, Poems, Songs, Images

B: Personal Stories

C: Articles, Talks, Videos

D: Book and Movie Reviews

E: Lesson Plans and Course Materials

F: Individual & Group Exercises/Explorations

G: Study Groups, Courses and Conferences

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