A silence fell over the room so quiet, it was as if time was slowing down. The first question was simply an ice-breaker; however, this question was inviting them to open up and share something more intimate.
Genuine conversation, thick with realization and honesty came from each participant as they shared personal aspects of their lives, situations, and personal struggles. The air was so rich with honesty that, when it was over, I knew it was a conversation that would never leave that room.
Surrounded by mountains and standing on a river that is crystal clear is something you have to experience for yourself. In the end, it wasn’t about getting a participant into a fish; it was about being a buddy to a man that didn’t know he needed one. Every participant thanked us profusely for helping out, but in the end, we were thanking them for their honesty and precept; they are the real heros.