A writer’s heart, a poet’s heart, an artist’s heart, a musician’s heart is always breaking. It is through that broken window that we see the world… ~Alice Walker
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi
We are each broken. It is in how we choose to use our brokenness that determines who we are. Through this very vulnerability we develop compassion. When people learn to use their wounds to help others heal it becomes a gift of great beauty.
When we deny our wounds we are refusing to allow ourselves the growth of strength in those places. We can use what we know to empower ourselves, comfort others, and change the world. When weaknesses are accepted rather than scorned, everyone benefits. We become connected on a human level and united in love.
What others see of us is determined by how we channel our light. I know several hurting individuals, and my heart warms at the sight of them. One volunteers her time, energy, and compassion aiding those less fortunate. Another is a cheerleader, encouraging her friends. While yet another is stepping into brave, exercising her freedom to be herself. While each one of these women suffers feelings of alienation, detachment, rejection, and damage, the love within them shines in perfect splendor. Perhaps this is the beauty of humanity when one can take her own experiences and help another cope, hope, and rise above current circumstances.
We are but fragments in a universal shattering. As the light shines through us we become the stained glass of humanity…isn’t that a lovely image?