When horrible things happen to good people

  1. Life can be brutal. As much as I would hope it wasn’t true, child abuse and pornography are a fact of life. To be involuntarily confronted with this version of reality made me realise just how safe the bubble in which I exist is and how many people (and children) are out there who need a helping hand and someone to talk to.
  2. Connection heals. When we started to connect in our small group, I felt sick to my stomach. All of us sat there dumbfounded for a few minutes, grappling to find words for the unspeakable. But we did stay and we did find words. After 25 minutes, the nervous systems of four strangers had co-regulated across a vast distance (we were in Germany, the UK and Spain). We left feeling calmer and more hopeful about humanity.

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