A message from Sivan for the New Year!
I talk about love often. I work very hard to create a vivid picture about love, the heart, what it all means and how it all works. The other day, one of my students exclaimed that it was simply too hard for her to figure out how to focus love on other people. She explained that her mistrust of people was too strong. Her heart had been broken too many times.
Each of us, within us, has the power and the intelligence to create miracles.
- Sivan Garr
When I was 20, I was in a serious head-on collision car accident while I had my (very new) baby in the car with me. I was driving home from work, and usually, my husband (at the time) and I commuted together. But, for a reason I don’t now remember, that night, we drove home separately. My daughter was strapped into her car seat, next to me in our Pinto.
My birthday is January 1st, so the beginning of my year of a new age, and the new year for us all have always been one and the same. This always seemed very profound to me.
My brother, who is two years older, has the same birthday. When we were small children, we would both have fleeting moments where we thought we were twins, but then we would remind ourselves that we were two years apart.
All of us want to know that we matter. We all want to know that somehow, somewhere, with someone, we made a difference. Sometimes we go about our lives giving, interacting and doing, without ever knowing what results our friendship and communication are truly creating.
When I was 26, I managed a department at a savings and loan. My daughters were in kindergarten and first grade.
One of my employees, Suzy, was a young mother with two children. We were good friends. One day, Suzy came to work and was very distraught about her brother’s wife.