By Julie Daley
“…to see the real, the raw beauty of other people. Think about it. You spend these hours with these 40 people that you are now more intimate with them than lots of people in your life that you’ve known for years. To watch them transform … right before my eyes, to watch them. It’s almost like setting down your emotional burdens. Setting down some of those suitcases is such an enlivening and freeing thing. You can physically see it with your eyes.” Sheri Salata, Hoffman Process graduate, on the Sheri + Nancy Show podcast.
It is an amazing thing to fall in love with yourself, to discover the deep well of love within you. And it is an amazing thing to fall in love with other human beings, to awaken to our shared humanity.
Our Global Human Community
Since 1972, more than 100,000 people have done the Process. Think about what that means for our global human community. More than 100,000 Hoffman graduates all around the world who’ve shed patterns of negativity and come to see more clearly the beauty of who we are, our inborn lovability, and our innate worth.
As graduates, we’ve witnessed the power and beauty of human transformation. We’ve observed our fellow human beings grow in the light. And, we, ourselves, have walked through a profoundly intense experience of lightening our load by shedding those old adopted beliefs of unlovability and unworthiness.
During the Process, while we worked our own Process – keeping most of the details of our lives and pain to ourselves and our teacher – we also journeyed alongside our fellow Process mates while they did the same. We grew close to them as we witnessed their courage, perseverance, and resilience. And we found ourselves able to connect with another at a deep level, perhaps even at a depth that was entirely new for us. It is a beautiful thing to experience your own transformation as well as to witness it in others : to see the raw beauty of your fellow Process mates unveiled before your eyes.
Raw Beauty of Transformation
We know, by way of our own experience that the transformation of the human condition from negativity to self-love and compassion is possible. And now, as graduates, we have the opportunity to discover how having done the Process is changing our experience in the world.
At the Hoffman Institute, we ask powerful questions about how the work of the Process – embodied in our graduate community – can be part of a global transformation. We invite you to offer your responses to these questions in the comment section below:
As a Hoffman graduate, how are you integrating the internal change you experienced in your week at the Process in the world?
How has the Process made you more human?
How has the difference in you changed how you are with your family, community, workplace, and the world?
Thank you for being a part of this growing conversation.