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Today we’re talking about what it takes to tear down your walls if you have trouble showing up as your authentic self. Jermira Trapp, of Chicago, shares how chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo has enabled her to transform painful family dynamics into fuel to show up as her most authentic self. This shift has impacted every aspect of her life, especially her work in law enforcement, where it can be difficult to be vulnerable and transcend differences. Still, she has learned to do both.
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0:55 Introduction to Jermira
2:24 Why she wanted to join the police force
3:28 What happened when she started chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
12:33 Her dream to create a harmonious family
17:13 How Jermira healed from the loss of her mother
24:20 How she learned to be vulnerable
27:47 The impact this inner transformation has had on her work in law enforcement
32:13 Jermira’s favorite Buddhist concepts
35:48 How she sees her purpose
41:39 How she defines her own Buddhability
42:41 Advice for anyone who struggles to show up authentically in a challenging environment
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