In the desert, we sat in a circle and were prompted to speak whatever was on our mind. I'll never forget the way Taylor started off the circle with brutal honesty about what she's realized about herself on the trip and with making a promise to expect more from herself. Her candor directed the rest of the circle to be honest and open. I was humbled by the words of so many and shared my struggles and fears which birthright had given me an opportunity to explore more deeply. We sat in silence for moments after in comfort and gratitude for the sacred and unrepeatable experience.