Retreat slash training
I'm staying in a house in Pacifica doing a retreat slash training with my co-workers. My old friend Alice Waco and new friend Stephen Matchett are my co-facilitators in this three days alternative violence training. When I was in prison facilitating workshops with people from the outside, I talked about one day doing the training in the free world. Today, I'm doing it.
Before the training started, my co-workers were apprehensive about such long training. They were afraid that it's going to be long and boring. I too was feeling the anxiety of my co-workers not accepting the workshop. To my relief, everyone embraced the first day with enthusiasm. Though there's room for improvement, I'm satisfied with the process. I look forward to the reaction from them at the last day of our training. I have no doubt that we'd have built a strong community.
Everything in life is a process. As long as we can keep our minds open and take care of our responsibilities, things will fall into place automatically.