Closer Than You Think, by Trina Brunk is a practical guide to knowing one’s self and dealing with a whole host of existential questions that come with living as humans in these times. She writes with clarity, wisdom and flow, telling the truth about intimacy and our relationship with the beloved.
But besides being practical, and serving as a guide, this lovely piece is a song – the soundtrack to the soul’s coming back into the body, after a lifetime of exile – and finally learning to stay there. Enjoy this quote:
The skills to cultivate are not self-denial and heroism, but depth of presence, patience, and staying connected in the face of suffering, in the face of accepting that we can’t always make it better for those who suffer.
The magic and directness of this book told my story, and I suspect it will tell pieces of yours as well, in a way you have not heard it before. It connected me more firmly with the comfort that is available to all of us, in the form of higher and often less apparent forms of guidance, assistance, and unconditional love.
Chapter 6 made me weep, but first it invited me to read it twice more. Trina’s book, Closer Than You Think, is a wild, exhilarating ride. It will have you holding on to your seat. So. Much. Fun.
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