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Adventures Into Wholeness

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ADVENTURES INTO WHOLENESS ǀ An Introduction

by Reese Leyva ǀ @reese.leyva This new column, Adventures Into Wholeness, was inspired by a poem by William Stafford in which he writes: Ask me whether what I have done is my life. I’ve pondered this question for years, asking myself over and over, “is this my life? Is this my life? What about this? And that? This thing I’m doing now – is this MY life?” Here’s why I’m asking… I grew up in a household where children were raised to be seen and not heard. And not being seen at all, walking through the world as invisibly as possible, was even better. Laughing too loud was offensive. Crying was done in privte because it made others uncomfortable. Speaking one’s mind, speaking up for yourself, or having an opinion different from your elders was the fast-track to a scolding, a pinching, or a spanking. Parts I Left Behind Now,…