It seems natural to want to push away painful feelings but I do believe that healing is in the embrace of all, the light and the shadow and in this way we can transform our wounds through connection vs isolation; compassion vs self reproach; from fear to love... yes learn and grow face into rather than turn our back on suffering... great reminders David and Judith
I truly enjoyed reading your reflection which has inspired me to live in this way of giving. I've written a reflection in response to your essay called, "How to Stay Glad" it is posted on the Journal of Sacred Work. If interested in reading go to: www.journalofsacredwork.typepad.com
It can be vulnerable to share from your heart, thanks for having the courage to speak from the depth of despair. I am glad you are feeling better, grief comes in waves. May blessings return to you....abundantly.