The Human Spirit

It is one thing to watch the news and see people fleeing their homes with buildings burning and crumbling around them. You might notice the pain and suffering in eyes and body posture.  

For those who find refuge, you may see looks of relief and gratitude.  

That does not mean the pain and suffering goes away.  

It causes me to ponder the experience of the vast number of people who have experienced some form of trauma in their lives or have parents or grandparents did.  

Experiencing violence in any form may lead you to question all sorts of things. It might be thoughts about safety, well-being, and the value that the people around you, or the world places upon you.  

What do you start to believe about yourself and your people when you know other people stand by and watch you suffer from war, famine, slavery, or other forms of violence? 

What thoughts and beliefs do carry with you? How do you then show up in the world? 

We may see photos. They certainly tell a story. However, they do not tell the full story.  

I wonder about the human spirit.  

Will the human spirit be the same?  

Each person gets to choose the beliefs they hold about themselves and the people around them, and the folks “on the other side.”  

What happens to the spirit of love in times like these? 

Who will you be to show love holds steadfast, and even expands? 

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Most widely known as Lonzo's human, mediator, speaker, and author Sherry Ann Bruckner works with leaders and organizations to create peace, resolve conflict, and transform visions into results.

From her twenty-plus years' experience practicing civil and family law, and her own personal experiences with silence and violence, Sherry Ann understands how much inner peace impacts outer peace. A graduate of Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts and William Mitchell College of Law, she also studied conflict resolution at Rothberg International School in Jerusalem. Sherry serves as a neutral on matters ranging from bias and employment discrimination to marriage dissolution and caring for aging parents. A speaker and trainer on the global stage, Sherry gives you and your audience practical skills and the confidence to use embrace your personal power to create peace. Through helping thousands of people navigate their way through conflict, and finding her own way to inner peace, she shares the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage.

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Sherry Ann Bruckner

Be gentle with you. Be gentle with all. Be the peace.