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How to Heal Ourselves While We Are Healing Others August 17, 2005 12:34 AM

I found this very true and I thought to share it with (( u ))

We must acknowledge the fact 
that the entire world suffers; 
woundedness exists with every people of every culture; 
we all experience pain, suffering, and death. 
There are many people who have had divorces. 
There are many people who have had job losses. 
There are many people who have had loved ones die. 
There are many people with mental and physical handicaps. 
There are many people who have experienced violence and abuse. 
We all have problems; we all have wounds. 
Besides acknowledging the existence of our shared woundedness, 
we have to also acknowledge the potential 
for some gain from that shared woundedness. 
There are things we can learn from our own woundedness 
and there are things we can learn from the woundedness of others. 
We can grow in the midst of the world's woundedness; 
we can learn from the world's woundedness; 
we can heal through the world's woundedness . . .
Hospice affirms the value of woundedness, 
the value of woundedness in general 
and the value of one particular universally shared wound, 
our inevitable death. 
The modern loss of awareness of woundedness, 
especially our shared wound of death, 
is very different from the attitude present 
in our spiritual traditions. 
Many spiritual traditions 
have actually been founded upon, 
and centered around, 
the principle of facing the reality of death. 
It is the premise of these spiritual traditions 
that if we in fact face our woundedness (individual and mutual), 
especially facing death, 
we will end up leading a much fuller life 
than we normally do.

— Douglas C. Smith, in Being a Wounded Healer: 
How to Heal Ourselves While We Are Healing Others


Dont give up!

(( hugs )) to all

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Giasemi, August 17, 2005 7:55 AM

Giasemi, thank you for posting this. This was a beautiful read for me and wisdom imparted and blessed. peace---ginger  [ send green star]
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