In this Dharma Talk, I share the total life change I experienced over the past year.
It begins when I became the victim of a violent crime last February when a young athlete from a nearby college, broke into my home under the influence of some really bad drugs. This Dharma Talk, recorded live a couple weeks ago, (audio only) is my account of what happened that day and the subsequent journey out of fear -- to forgiveness and freedom.
This is the picture I showed the group during the dharma talk:
Most of us have a tendency to judge situations as "good" or "bad." But it is important to remember that very often our most valuable experiences are born from circumstances that we would never consciously choose for ourselves.
I Just got word that the plea deal I was advocating went through last week. The young man will get 7 years probation, during which he will be subject to random drug testing. His adjudication will be withheld until the end of his probation.
I am very grateful to the court and D.A. for their flexibility. I know he and his family are too. It is my deepest hope that something good will come from this experience
These are the ten most important lessons I learned in the process of turning a horrible life event into a transcendent experience. One that has blessed me in the most wonderful and surprising ways.
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