There is a primal scream rising up from the core of humans souls. It is like a fire that has been smoldering for decades that has finally burst into flame. I want you to know that I see you and I hear you.
It can be hard for humans to confront the feelings inside of themselves and even harder to accept that others are in pain. Humans are notorious for telling each other how they are suppose to feel or act instead of acknowledging and sitting with the person in their pain. Statements like, “you just need to get over it and move on “or it’s not that bad” come from a place of the persons own discomfort.
Learning to acknowledge that others are hurting and accepting those emotions unconditionally can lead to self-revelation and healing. It can help us to not only understand ourselves on a deeper level but to develop compassion and love for those we see as different from ourselves. In the end we can use our life experiences to become allies or adversaries to those in need.
One of Doc’s favorite authors Maya Angelou says it best; ” Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other and say, I understand. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.”