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Meditative Story

Creating space to stand in truth

Susan David, Psychologist

“We all die.” The thought runs through Susan David’s mind as a 6-year-old, but it’s simply too much to comprehend. At 15, the full weight of it hits her, when her father passes away. In trying to feel her grief, Susan is met with a tsunami of well-intentioned “It’s okay”s that threaten to suffocate her. Finally, one person, a teacher, lets a little air into her life – it’s a breath, a space to live. And this space is one Susan, now a psychologist and author, tries to recreate for her own son. Photo credit: Evan Frost.


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