on being whole … serving others from our need …

July 14, 2010

in Hospice & Palliative Medicine,Spirituality

“Being whole doesn’t mean being more than who you are this very moment.

It means being who you are this very moment.  It means accepting the parts of yourself that used to make you ashamed, or feel small. These are the parts of yourself that will allow you to connect to other people, allow you to own your own strength.  I’ve noticed the wounds that I have suffered in fifty years of chronic illness enable me to respond to other wounded people with compassion.  Without them I don’t think I’d know compassion.  And neither would you, without your wounds. My loneliness, which is part of my wholeness, has helped me to find you, in the dark. ”

Read Rachel Remen’s entire message  here.

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