“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” – Paulo Coelho.
And so it was with the Hoffman Process. In just 8 days I became the person I always wished I could be. A kinder, graceful, wiser, and more compassionate, me. Until I did the process I would only glimpse my spiritual self on special occasions and I would hopelessly wonder why I wasn’t ‘that’ person all the time. Even though that open-hearted way of living felt the most natural and authentic, I would quickly revert back to my less loving, often judgmental, and always fearful, self. Despite my best intentions, It felt like I was hitting a brick wall every time.
The Hoffman Process did far more for me than change my life. It gave me the power to change my own life. The Process helped me to understand what it meant to take real responsibility for my choices, and it revealed to me the deep joy and peace that comes from true forgiveness. One of the many tangible gifts I took from the process was the understanding that creativity and art could be practiced by anyone – including someone as hopelessly non-artistic as myself. Our new home has an entire wall of idea paint and chalkboard paint – a dedicated family space for self expression.