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As I flew home from my onsite class in NYC this weekend, I realized I was replenished in a new way. I love the city and have been uplifted by the city experience the past two trips. This time I traveled home with a sense of community in my heart. My fulfillment came from connections with people. I now have a community of friends in NYC.

I have learned to focus on peoples’ eyes as I talk, open my heart to give compassion and envision what their life is like. I practiced this in my conversations all weekend. I felt connected to more of my classmates this weekend than any other. I felt calm and at ease sharing my perspective and thoughts about the content. By the end of the weekend, I was bonded to my class in new ways.

I even felt this with the hotel