The paths that bring people to trauma work are many.
The individual influences which have inspired people who are involved in this work could be varied, as well, but they are very definitely their own, and very personal.
There is one thing, however, that I hear time and time again from the guests on this podcast, and that which acts as a kind of common denominator of sorts, and that is a pull, a calling, a reckoning that most of my guests have come to that says:
Yes, this is what I should be doing with my life.
When we hear that in people, when we witness them speaking about what they’ve had to endure, or the micro paths they have had to travel in order to arrive at this work of helping those who’ve been impacted by trauma, we cannot help but be inspired ourselves.
We are inspired because we are hearing authenticity.
And we’re also hearing their struggle, and commitment, and love, too.
And their strength, even despite their struggle.
These journeys are never easy.
In fact, many of these journeys that I highlight on this podcast have been fraught with valleys and storms and continuous trials. (Probably like most of our lives.)
Being a witness to these stories, and hearing and even feeling my guests’ authenticity is exactly why I do this podcast.
Rev. Sheri Heller, trauma specialist and interfaith minister, is my guest this week, and she fits to a T everything I’ve been speaking about here.
Listen to Sheri’s episode here: http://bit.ly/2kunUES