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A Welcoming Space
Guidelines for our site

"Mankind is as tough as war yet delicate as flowers
We can endure agonies but we open fully only to warmth and light

...So, accept, respect, and attend your sensitivity
A flower cannot be opened with a hammer."

- Daniel F. Mead

Maintaining a safe and welcoming space is important to us. It's also an essential condition for this work. The practice of mindfulness - becoming more intimate with the world within and the world without - can leave us open and vulnerable. Creativity, too, is sensitive work. In order to feel safe accessing our experience and expressing ourselves, it's important to be gentle with ourselves and others, attending to our shared sensitivity. 

 

Whether participating in our programs or commenting on our blog, each of us contributes to creating this space together. We're grateful to our community members for their curiosity and kindness with each other.

 

To protect this safe space, our blog is open for comments only to those who register. If we have any concerns about something posted, we'll contact the poster and/or remove the comment. We also reserve the right to remove anyone who misuses the blog (e.g. spam or harassment). If you have any concerns, or if there's anything we can do to better support community safety, please reach out to us. 

Thank you for your help in creating a welcoming space! 

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"What does it mean to ‘hold space’ for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts offer unconditional support, and let go of judgement and control."

- Heather Plett

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