This week Joe and I watched Scenes From A Marriage on HBO. It was some of the best television I've seen in a very long time. The writing, directing and acting are all top notch.
It also got me thinking about the ways we are all affected by the wounds of trauma we carry with us in life and bring to our relationships. Compassion and acceptance seem to be to be key to the process of healing from that trauma, and watching the characters bounce between anger and sadness and acceptance and love really brought that home to me.
It seemed like it wasn't an accident that I also took a class on compassionate inquiry with Dr. Gabor Maté this week. His work focuses on healing from trauma. If you've never heard of him or his work, I highly recommend checking him out.
I fear sometimes that the stories I tell about life at the cabin and on this blog can make it sound like every day is perfect here. Truth is, most days have many perfect moments and we love it here, but we have bad days, hard days and struggle sometimes to treat ourselves and each other with compassion and acceptance. We're working on it though, and that's all any of us can really do.
So I wanted this week to post a photo of an everyday moment up here with the whole family camped out on the couch watching TV and let you know that you are loved and I am trying to bring compassion to every story I tell on the podcast and every day I get to spend with my wonderful family here at the cabin.
Thank you for being a part of our extended family.