Freedom, peace, and healing can only begin when we can see those wounds, imperfections, weaknesses, foibles, plus ‘cracks’ in ourselves, in others, and in society. Darkness and suffering caused by imperfections has root causes. Root causes can be seen, and then reversed. This article is about looking at the root causes of suffering in our lives, and addressing that with experiential exercises that can and will remove the root cause of anger, fear or hatred, thus relieving the suffering and all exterior manifestations of it, which lead to non forgiveness.
Denying the wounds, covering up the darkness, hiding the imperfections leads to a prison of our own making. Demanding revenge, maintaining an entitlement of hatred, sinking into denial, and harboring feelings of resentment for perceived or actual wrongs only leads to loss of freedom for ourselves, and injury to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual Being.
Some people end up giving up on all humans and live/love only with animals, such as dogs or cats, because they cannot hurt people, and love people unconditionally. But is loving only animals while hating every person on the planet or being afraid of every person on the planet a way to live life? Is building walls around the heart the only way to deal with hurt, trauma and wounds caused by others?
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