The invitation ticket was a gift from Damaris Maria, a sister Certified YogaNurse®, who generously shared this opportunity with me to attend this inaugural event.
As with any other event offered for the first time, the Symposium encountered bumps. For me, the foremost being- way way too much. Four keynote speakers and nine international presenters, all trying to use twenty minutes each to detail their decades long research about love on the topics in neuro science/ biochemistry, behavioral science and theoretical work.
This was a meeting of the good apples. They came together to define love so it could be studied and taught. To identify how love arises and nourishes. To explore strategies to enhance innate love, address the epidemic lack of self- love, to restore the lifeforce of love to those who have lost it. To amplify love in others. To respect, appreciate, admire, affirm and advocate for yourself and others. That was a lot to absorb and a lot to aspire to become. I came away with gratitude for this group, especially for Dr. Jean Watson. Her decades of research into the Science of Caring offers a tangible and practical approach for self care. Become conscious of the role caring imparts in healing both visible and invisible wounds.
Please take time to visit WatsonCaringScience.org.
Also,right now, breathe.