It’s been a rough, productive, exhausting, beautiful, sad, exhilarating trip.
I just saw little Guisma’s face on the slide-show I put together. I wonder if she thinks about her baby sister that is no longer with her. Will Guisma’s face and body be thinner the next time we come, just like her two brothers’?
So many thoughts and emotions right now. We are definitely not like professionals in any of the fields we somehow touch through i-ACT. We completely allow ourselves to participate in the lives of the people we come and see. We do not detach ourselves. Do we lose our perspective? No. As my wise friend and teammate Yuen-Lin says, we gain clarity when walking on this sand.
I’ve always liked the quote: “Participate Joyfully in the Sorrows of the World.” It seems a contradiction, but it is one big round ball of truth, when you try it.