A Cycle Of Healing

No matter how we feel, we do not have the right to hurt others in order to make ourselves feel better.  We cannot improve our emotional, psychological, or spiritual state by destroying someone else’s.  Hurt does not fix hurt.  Doing someone else harm does not take away our pain.  It does not heal our injuries. …

Vessels Of Healing

We cannot remove other people’s pain.  The best we can do is to be there for them, for support and comfort.  But, suffering is a solitary experience.  We cannot reach in and take it away from someone.  Nor can anyone else do the same for us.  Often, when we try to prevent or ease another’s…

Empathy And Companionship

Quite often, when someone else is suffering, we assume they need what we would need if we were in the same situation.  However, we all deal with suffering differently.  We all need different things, at least on a superficial level, when we are struggling with life’s difficulties.  But, deep down, we all want to know…

Joy And Suffering

We cannot escape suffering in this life.  Suffering is an inevitability.  It cannot be avoided.  It is in us and around us.   Suffering is inherent in the choices we make and the choices we do not make.  This does not mean that suffering should be sought out, celebrated, or enjoyed, however. While suffering is an…