To Our Graduate Community
Dear Hoffman Graduates,
As we live together in this time of shared concern, caution, and fear, let us remember that we always have the choice of being on the right road or the left road. The “right road” means living as a whole Quadrinity: being smart (intellect), being compassionate and loving with ourselves and others (emotions), staying healthy (body), and following our calm inner intuition and guidance (spirit).
On the right road, we are not alone. In fact, supporting oneself (even isolating if/when appropriate) is inseparable from supporting others. By following safe practices, we hope that most of us can avoid being infected and/or transmitting COVID-19.
There will be losses, sadness, fear and grief. We can keep our hearts open to all these emotions and also be balanced. In making sacrifices we can strive to embody what the original meaning of sacrifice is: “to make sacred.” We are making life sacred.
LOVE IS A FORCEFIELD
Love is a forcefield. Living strong right now requires us to reside in our hearts with the people and causes we love; it means providing tangible expressions of our caring, and it means not turning away from suffering, whether it’s our own or that of others. Collectively, we are in a crash course on compassion, wisdom, and love.
May each of us learn well and all of us – together – become more loving, resilient, and peaceful. May no losses and sacrifices be in vain. May the forcefield of love be strengthened and the right road be illuminated.
We are with you in Love and Light,
Raz and Liza Ingrasci