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.
03/19/19 at 1:46 PM
It has been 14 years for me along with multiple Q2s and I live Hoffman every day. I am ok at using the tools and that is one of my goals to improve upon. I have sent well over 200 people to Hoffman and just had a friend return and another going in June. I cannot imagine my life without Hoffman. My children, now 19 and 17 got the father they deserve and it has been a magical experience showing them the way. I just spoke at a memorial for a fellow Hoffman Alum who was buried in an avalanche here in Colorado and it meant the world to me when my son told me how proud of me he was to witness my words. Hoffman has been everything to me and my entire family has now done the Process. Thank you Bob Hoffman and everyone there for all you do. I LOVE MY LIFE!!!
03/22/19 at 9:20 AM
Thank you, Erik. What a beautiful testimonial to the change that can occur by doing the Process. I imagine there was much love and light exuding through you as you spoke at your fellow Alum’s memorial. Thank you for sharing your words here with us and so many who will read of your experience in how the Process has made you more human and more a part of this beautiful world.
03/18/19 at 6:29 AM
30 years after completing the process, I contintue to appreciate the necessity to nourish and listen to all aspects of my quadrinity. As a therapist and as a human I have become more keenly aware of when one or several askects of the quadrinity need(s) healing and/or nourishment. I have found a gentle way to ask patients/friends/family/myself “do you think emotion/intellect/body/spirit needs a little TLC? Inevitably people’s/ my inner drive for wholeness resonates with that question . . .
So simple, so deep . . .
Thank you Bob Hoffman and Hoffman Institute.
Your enlightening energy ripples on and on, in me, through me and beyond . . .
Love and light 🙏
03/22/19 at 9:22 AM
Thank you, Barbara, for sharing your experience here. I love that you ask this question of patients/friends/family and yourself. Much love to you.
03/12/19 at 8:50 PM
Hoffman freed me. I go through life now with wings.
03/22/19 at 9:22 AM
Beautiful, Marley. Thank you.
Patricia Simon Otterson
03/12/19 at 4:01 PM
My graduation/transformation will be one year come St. Paddy’s Day! And it’s been love unstoppable for me everyday since.
Thank you Hoffman for guiding me with your shining bright light out of being stuck in my dark endless rut. By far the greatest ten days of my life was spent with you…🙏😘❤️💕🎈🎉🎂👏🏻🥳😍🥰
03/22/19 at 9:26 AM
Wow. “Love unstoppable.” Happy Hoffman Anniversary. Thank you, Patricia.
03/11/19 at 8:48 AM
I’ve been very aware of judgements that I would have made and instead turned that into compassion, empathy and friendship.
03/12/19 at 2:13 PM
David, What beautiful things to blossom out of what could have been judgment. Thanks for sharing here!
03/11/19 at 7:04 AM
I remember that when I encounter others that they too are on their own unique internal journey and for me to be compassionate with them the same way I needed others to be compassionate with me when I arrived at White Sulfur Springs.
The Process has made me more human by reminding me to check in with myself and remember to feel vs. carrying out my day focused solely on doing.
Even though it’s been over 10 years, I still share my experiences with The Process with people I meet on a weekly basis and look for ways to invite them to attend.
03/12/19 at 2:15 PM
Chris, Thank you for sharing. There are so many ways our humanity deepens as a result of the Process. I remember arriving at WSS and needing that, too.