This is the essence of mindfulness. Opening to whatever life may be presenting to you in this moment, and taking a gentle stance.
lawyers are taught to suppress or deny their emotional world. I’ve heard lawyers frequently say something like, “I never bring my emotions into a case.”
One friend shared that once you know someone who committed suicide, the idea of taking your own life goes from abstract to a possibility. Another friend shared “it can happen, it does, and still, no one seems to know how to handle or discuss it.”
Being a “good lawyer” requires more than the ability to get the facts, apply the applicable law, analyze and advocate for your client’s position.