facing our demons…

facing our demons is uncomfortable, but necessary.

this is true individually and collectively.

we tend to fall into our habitual patterns of avoidance – anything other than experiencing the discomfort and facing it!

this is true individually and collectively.

on so many levels and in so many ways, our demons as a country, as a world, as a species are awakening to the surface.

scary? yes.

uncomfortable? yes.

necessary? yes.

the only way to heal these ancient wounds, this long suffering, is to face them, to acknowledge them. that’s the starting point, acknowledging. as Fr. Richard Rohr says, “You cannot heal what you do not acknowledge.”

it takes the courage of an open heart. it takes awakening to our interdependence. it takes getting in touch with our empathy. it takes enacting our compassion – sometimes fierce compassion!

all of this, all of the above mentioned, is an act of love.

love is not sentimental. it is a courageous, humble, connecting, in the trenches with dirt beneath the nails, healing force.

~j

#TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #healing #love #demons #interdependence #awareness #FierceCompassion #EngagedBuddhist #JMWart #JinpaLhaga

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