The Power of Compassion and Forgiveness –these are the most difficult passages in life anyone will have to walk if they are faced with adversity that tears away at their inner core.
Everyone wants to think their story is in some way better than another’s. That somehow the misfortune that may have bestowed upon one family or person is somehow inconceivable to them.
I too was party to this thinking at one point in my life. Not in a self-righteous manner but in the way where we live our lives uninterrupted to the reality that one day the people in it and everything we adored was going to come crashing down either through betrayal, disaster or death. But when it does, and it more than often does, the things that we are forced to come to terms with like a natural disaster or death are sometimes easier to fathom than the loss of trust.
Whatever your situation and however deep the wounds may go, I implore you to close your eyes if just for a moment and breathe ever so slowly. Listening to your breath as you release. Find in it that moment of stillness and affirmation that we are but of temporary existence and it too shall pass.
The agony, the ever-growing pain, the disappointment, it also shall pass. The journey to recovery begins with you, and though the pain will follow closely alongside you in this journey, I once again implore you to look around yourself. This time don’t just look but see.
See the glimmer of light, the blue of the atmosphere, the way it all feels still when you see it and not just pass it. There is life around you and within you.
Even in your greatest pain, even in your greatest moment of disbelief, what you must understand is this, compassion is not only for the other, it is fo