In touch with my own pain,
I can allow the suffering of others into my heart
and let the tenderness there envelop us all
in healing compassion.
The way to healing is not avoiding the pain.
The pain is there as our teacher,
and our suffering
a necessary process to move through
and beyond what we once held to be true.
Do not be afraid of your own pain.
Let it in,
learn from it,
let it transform you–
and awaken from the dream
that you are somehow broken
into the reality
of your precious, unbroken spirit.