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Journal Entry, July 14, 2015
The state of the world around us is a reflection of what is happening within each of us. The stories of our own lives animate the greater narrative. Though advancement in technology of information sharing has linked the world in profound ways, our awareness of what others are going through overwhelms our actual individual experiences and we must process this flood of information on a greater scale as well. How do we integrate all this excess into our own understanding of life? Unless we find ways to activate our own inner navigational abilities, we will inevitably drown and lose hope. We will forfeit our capacity to believe in our own resilience and the thrill of aspiring to unknown heights.
It's time to gather strength and see the wisdom in the wounding. In my own experience, it has been essential to understand the roots of what was hurtful to me and to forgive and let go. In this journey, a greater understanding and compassion became possible. I see the oppressor enmeshed in a root cause of pain and the cycle goes on and on deeper into the past. Where does the blaming stop? It must begin within ourselves. When we see clearly the roots of behavior firstly through our own experiences, we can then reach out to others with a compassionate and kind heart. There have been so many books written about these personal transformations but until we feel it within our own narrative, we cannot recognize the Truth: