During my dark crucible nights of substance abuse, I was left with no choice but to Accept and fully embrace that fragmented part of me that I have denied, judged and repressed for decades. UNTIL I was able to do that with Awareness (it took several deaths followed by resurrections toward Rebirth).... that which I resisted ... persisted. The gifts are numerous and ineffable ie authentic self love that lead me to compassion. First, toward myself that I can now extend to others. This Awareness without judgement IS true freedom.
On Jul 29, 2014vic smyth wrote :
I had a similar experience. It was only after I stopped fighting my ego and simply accepted it as a necessary part of this journey that I started finding some freedom and understanding.