Updated: Jun 8
"Because hurt people hurt people. Because when suffering isn't treated with compassion, it seethes and spreads. Because when fear isn't met with courage, it deceives and disconnects humans from humanity. When ignorance isn't countered with wisdom, it festers and takes root in the heart of the fearful. When hatred isn't cradled with kindness, it can corrupt the beauty of existence to the extreme that causing suffering is the only thing that makes sense anymore."
On June 3, 2020, Helium co-founders, Jacob and Ian, had the special opportunity to welcome Arno Michaelis on the company's Instagram Live to discuss his story and hear a passage from his co-authored book, The Gift of Our Wounds. In what was an uplifting, insightful, and inspiring discussion, the three - with input from the audience - talked about the misinformed formation of hate, the importance of understanding thy neighbor, and the necessity of love and forgiveness.
Give it a watch here! 👇
* Giveaway Details *
Arno has graciously decided to give away TWO FREE, SIGNED copies of The Gift of Our Wounds! Here's how to qualify...
First, follow both Arno (@mylifeafterhate) and Helium Books (@heliumbooks) on Twitter! Then, simply send us a message via Twitter (to @heliumbooks) indicating you'd like to enter the giveaway! It's that easy. Once we receive your message, we'll be in touch! (DEADLINE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED.)
Links to Mentioned References
The Gift of Our Wounds by Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Singh Kaleka
My Life After Hate by Arno Michaelis
Parents For Peace (Extremism Intervention)
Theory of Enchantment
White Right: Meeting the Enemy (Documentary)
For Such a Time as This by Sharon Rishner
Serve2Unite (Social Awareness Platform)
Arno Michaelis Blog
Follow Arno Michaelis on Social Media