Everyone single one of us has experienced something painful or trying in our life. From a soul crushing breakup to a tragic accident, big or small these experiences can leave anyone feeling hurt, overwhelmed or scared inside. Without the right tools to handle the trauma a person’s life can completely change.
Just imagine a promising Olympic athlete who suddenly becomes a paraplegic after a terrible car crash. Or a stay at home mom diagnosed with stage IV throat cancer and given 90 days to live. Could you imagine the father of once bright-eyed teenage girl shot by a gunman in her first period math class?
How do you think you would feel if any of these things happened to you or someone you love?
Pain can feel overwhelming, I know. But what if we could shift our understanding and transform our pain into strength, our hurt into power, our wounds into wisdom?
I believe our wounds happen for a reason. As a Spiritual Teacher what I’ve come to understand is the more something hurts the more it has to teach us. The question is – are we willing to explore the wisdom of our wounds– are we willing to look at why this has happened? It’s at the edge of this question the wisdom awaits. It’s where we can turn our pain into purpose and awaken to the deeper meaning of life.
Have you experienced something tragic, unlocked the wisdom of this experience, and transformed your life in an uplifting or moving way? Please share your comments below.