I believe formation grows us in the spaces and places where attention perks up and gets quiet. I believe this quiet speaks volumes.

I believe living and learning and leading and liberating to be acts of sacred accompaniment—to see is to sense is to surrender is to sustain is to sacrifice is to stand in solidarity is to say something, to do something, to be something. For someone else. And for yourself, too.

I believe that love requires first noticing the gap you might need to stand in before taking leap after leap of faith. I believe that humanity requires the kind of presence that honors the fullness of any experience—yours, mine, ours, theirs. I believe that so many things have even more things to learn from one another.

I believe we do, too.

Meredith Doster | 2021