Sometimes we avoid staring at the pain. Of course, because who wants to relive that – whether our own, or someone else’s.
Sometimes we’re asked to stare at the pain. To walk alongside our brothers and sisters who experience pain on a different scale, and in a different way.
Sometimes we’re forced to stare at the pain. To realize that evil actually does exist; and to decide to work for good.
Sometimes we’re drawn to stare at the pain. To never forget the need for restitution, reconciliation, and healing.
Sometimes we’re drawn away from staring at the pain. But not before the inner work is done. Not before our pain is worked through. Not before the pain becomes the fuel for Love.