Your Sacred Places

 

 

Last week I posted the video above sharing a very special, and even sacred place, for our family.

I knew I was taking a risk in doing so.

The comments received were all positive and supportive, until the video began to make the rounds.

When things get popular online, there is usually a swelling of support at first, and then the angry people, mostly strangers hiding behind keyboards, rear their heads.

To respond or not respond always seems to be the question.

Want to know what they said?

I am not going to share with you what was commented, as it’s not important, and I admit I didn’t give them any energy by responding, but you can go find it if you’re that curious within the feeds of my social media pages.

What I am going to share instead is that it began a conversation about what a sacred place is for every person.

For some it was the mountains, alone time, or being with family.

Thanksgiving has just been celebrated, and now we enter that holiday season of December, when so many faiths, beliefs, and traditions bring our year to a busy, yet conclusive, reflection of our gratitude for sacred things and places in our lives.

There will be, and should be, a lot of sharing of sacred places in the coming month.

No matter your faith practice, whether you agree or disagree with mine, the neighbor, or random person on your social media feed, the point is this:

Can we recognize and be respectful of others in their sacred places, even when different than ours?

The Promise to be a good human includes scrolling past posts we disagree with and not saying anything, instead of picking a fight.

If you feel compelled to pin someone down on what they’re promoting then reach out to them privately and personally, have a conversation like real people.

I received many more positives than negatives with my post, and that’s encouraging.

Thank you to the many who shared their sacred place thoughts, as it truly lifted my soul.

 

 

I also got a private email that was so uplifting I felt the need to ask the sender if I could share it with you.

This friend of mine and I met when I spoke at an event recently.

We do not have the exact same beliefs, although we have similarities, and share many of the same practices as men striving to be our best, and we both respectfully recognize that.

The way he wrote this message was so wonderful I asked if I could share it exactly as he sent it, and with his gracious permission, here it is from my friend, Thomas Korth of Oakland County, Michigan.

Enjoy!

 

“Mornings with God, the best part of my day!”

I love that phrase from Tom.

I have the same practice, and share it with you to ask:

What is your Promise to yourself and daily living that which is your sacred place?

 

~ Jason Hewlett

Husband, Father, Writer, Mentor, Hiker

  • Speaker Hall of Fame * Award-Winning Entertainer * Promise Legacy Project Coach
  • World’s Only Keynote Speaker utilizing entertainment, musical impressions, and comedy to Create Legendary Leadership through the Power of Commitment
  • Author of “The Promise To The One”

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9 thoughts on “Your Sacred Places”

  1. Nice that once again, you shared authentically from your heart.
    My sacred place is Lake Harriet, here in Minneapolis. God and I have had many deep conversations there over the many years of my life as I walked around it.

    You are such a blessing,

  2. The place I go to that is sacred is my son’s truck. He passed away in January of 2020. Driving his truck gives me a special peace and brings me close to him.

    1. Oh my goodness, Michael, I am so sorry. And so grateful you have such a sacred place to remember him. Thank you for sharing and may much comfort bless your life.

  3. Thank you for sharing, Jason. Loved your post. My sacred place is wherever I am. I have fairly constant conversations with God. These are not what most would call “conversations.” We mostly just listen to each other. ox Thomas

    1. I love that, Tom. Well said as always. Thank you for sharing, and I agree with you 100% as I have the same going on too!

  4. My sacred place is the beautiful cemetery where my parents are buried, as odd as that may seem. My dad died unexpectedly in December of 2018 and my mom followed just 15 months later. It’s beautiful and peaceful and I go there to feel close to them and share my private thoughts with them. Each to their own… thanks for your post.

    1. I completely understand this! Thank you for sharing Nibs. I wish you and your family continued peace and blessings. I’m glad you have this sacred place to go.

  5. A sacred place is so personal. Everyone of us has a different place and a different time. We need a place to be at peace with our higher power and with others. Thank you. (I just spoke in San Diego and was mesmerized by how the late afternoon sun made the temple glow.)

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