“I paused for a moment before responding. Sometimes, standing at the mic can leave me feeling like I have to be on all the time, but I’ve learned after thirteen years of being on stage that a big part of being truly myself on stage is that I can take the time I need to allow what needs to come through. I don’t need to force anything. And the authentically true and honest thing that needs to emerge for that interaction, for that moment, always does.
So I was silent for maybe half a minute. I thought about what brought me to the place where I find myself now in my spiritual discipline. I realized in a very non-abstract way that I owe all my insights to my elders, at whose feet I am committed to sitting. People of vision, people who are weathered by life, with spirits full like storehouses preparing for winter.” – Read more of the amazing Mona Haydar’s insights into the mentors we need right now, in issue #2 of The Porch, available here for subscribers. Haven’t subscribed yet? It’s easy – and there’s a range of subscription fees to make it accessible. Just click here for more.