In the course of living, at some point, we get hurt. Through our hurt, even as we heal, we may continue to grow differently.
To paraphrase Thomas Moore, We may take on depth of color and range of feeling. Our intelligence may now more deeply be rooted and not dependent only on facts and reason. Our own darkness may give us character and color and capacity. So it is that from our own woundedness we may be able to make a real contribution, a gift of your dark night of the soul to the heartbreak of the world.
This Sunday, let us explore what it takes to become the wounded healer, someone who has made the descent, knows the terrain, and is ready to help.