Wounds present opportunity. But we more than often look upon them as an incurable disease. I am (like all of us) a perpetrator of hurt and a victim of hurt. There are areas of my divine being that still hurt today, and my being human predisposes me to being hurt tomorrow. All because wounds present opportunity.
If you take credit for your growth then you must also assume accountability for your weakening. A life lived in absence of pain is a life absent of the need to become stronger.
Contrary to common belief, Continue reading Wounds Present Opportunity
We’re surrounded by the mirrors of our past.
A few months ago I gazed diligently at the mirror that resembled a time before (hyper) masculinity. As I reluctantly brought my car to a stop allowing an illuminated train of school children to cross, I replaced my feeling of frustration with a mindful gaze. Within seconds I noticed 2 young boys holding hands, engrossed in conversation as they crossed. My brain twitched. It was as if a lost memory had returned to me, and in that precise moment I thought to myself, Continue reading Help Me Find My Tears Before They Find Me
Depression is a good example of a polysemic word. While some people describe it as an emotion “you just need to overcome”, others narrate it as a place where navigating your way to an exit can appear impossible. It’s a word frequently used to describe a momentary feeling, but how much do we really understand of the impact this unpredictable climate has in weathering our lives. Continue reading Happiness: Defending against the onset of depression