One evening more than three decades ago, my husband, Ron, left the Haarlem hospital where he was a Resident and headed to Rotterdam for a Paul Winter concert in Sint-Laurenskerk, a gothic basilica from the 15th century. He didn’t know it yet, but he was rushing to make it on time for an encounter that would change the course of his life.

Alongside the concert, an American speaker and author was scheduled to present The Search for a Modern-Day Mystery School. Ron arrived late, and the church was packed, so he had to stand in the back. From there, he…

Grace de Rond

I write about effective living through focused thought at gracederond.com and for sites like Thrive Global, The Good Men Project and HuffPost.

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