Here are a few of my personal take away from the interview.
This deep longing, which Gilbert names as love, is within everyone. I have a church and faith tradition that keeps me tapped into the love, but that not the only way for people. I had a mom who opened up that love inside me and nurtured it within me during her long life and continues to be there for me. Mothers may not be ‘the one’ for everyone, but I believe there is a special someone who offers that love to every human being.
Sometimes we can’t help people in their struggles, but we can love them. What a relief. We can’t fix people but we can love them while they are doing their own repair work.
I believe that life is good even in the midst of pain. I have to take time to pray/meditate/sit in the silence to tap into that love that is within me.