Letters From The Street: What Makes a Space Sacred?

Letters From The Street: What Makes a Space Sacred?

This is my sacred space. It has no alter of crystals, no pictures of deities, no ceremonial feathers, or beads strategically strewn. Its not very peaceful or clean; there’s no privacy here. The only “natural" thing about this place is the strong aroma of urine or feces it often greets me with. Yet everyday, I feel joy as I gather the garbage, wipe away the smeared food, gum and bird poop, and splash the ground with water to disperse the smells. What do people passing by think of me as I clean this random spot?

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Street Counseling: Taking the Magic of Counseling to the Street

Street Counseling: Taking the Magic of Counseling to the Street

Street Counseling is an experiment to find out what it takes to really help someone. Does it require the structures of professional counseling? Is it possible for an interaction between strangers on the street to change someone's life for the better? What kind of connection makes this happen quickly?  

And, Street Counseling is also the pursuit of an adventure without a destination, of doing something without fully knowing why.

 

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