Tali, this is an amazing story — thank you for sharing it here!

I think this same story plays out every day, all around us, in more subtle ways: people wanting to be heard, wanting to share a moment of silence, wanting to just “be”, but instead being caught in the torrent of noise, expectations, and fear.

Being present isn’t easy, but as you said it’s a gift, the best gift we can give ourselves and those around us. And by saying less and remaining present to the moment, we’re one step closer to being who we really are.