Saturday, June 29, 2013
You don't have to experience addiction to have gone through hell, but tremendous suffering of any kind has a way of cracking you open--which feels terrible at the time, but as you heal, you realize that wound has also opened you up. Judging others, following the letter of the law instead of the spirit of the law, telling other people how to live, are all concerns that fall by the wayside. What's left is gratefulness and love. Embracing that is a beautiful thing.
Your empathy sparks awake, you feel compassion for others in pain, and the last thing you want to do is feel anger and hate--because so much of that was what you experienced when suffering.
Pursue peace. It's up to each of us to evolve and make a heaven of the Earth we all inhabit.