We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn how to love, to discover what has kept our hearts closed, and what it means to allow our hearts to open. Jack Kornfield
From a young age we have been taught to believe in love, happy endings and fairytale hopes.
But where along the way were we taught how to face sickness, death, grief, anxiety, and loss?
Because of this, society is overwhelmed as we struggle to understand how to face these difficult challenges and our inability to trust and know deeply, that if our hearts break open, we will survive.
Often it’s not until we are drowning in our pain, that we realise we know nothing about this path. Worse still, as we search for answers and support to work through this difficult time, we discover no one else does either!
Society has trained us to believe that if we unravel or fall apart through these difficult challenges, then at some point we need to tidy it up, push it down or better still, lock it away, as it may make others feel uncomfortable. Besides, how long does it take to get over anyway?
The answer is there is no timeframe. Each of us has a unique rhythm and timing of suffering and healing.
Allow space for this pain to arise in you and others. Learn to see what this pain reveals in you, and how it can change your path and create new beginnings.
Take time to nurture, heal and accept these wounds as part of our journey.