Shuffling papers, meeting with clients, crisis interventions, meetings, family contacts, documentation…Getting busy, staying busy, feeling productive. And then a shadow emerges out of a corridor, a half-broken figure, contorted, confused and healing- to thank you but you can’t remember for what… a smile and then you remember you only placed your hand on his shoulder and uttered four words. The smile is reciprocated and you realize that this whole time you’ve been busy with nothing and the most productive thing you’ll ever do is tell someone “I’m here for you.”
Man was created to shine brighter than the sun. With a great capacity to generate power from within and illuminate the world surrounding it, man, like the sun, has been granted the ability to give light to those around him. In turn, he is free to flourish and grow from the abundant light granted to him by those he encounters daily.
Wholeness is not perfection. Wholeness is the life that springs forth out of the acceptance of our strengths and weaknesses-our talents and imperfections. If we want to take a step towards peace, we mustn’t wait until our flaws have been shed and our characters are refined. Instead, let’s make use of both our assets and liabilities to influence and heal those around us. It is a proven fact- your liabilities have the potential to touch life at its most profound level. I have found in times of crisis, when the life sitting across from me was slipping away into the depths of despair, it was not my intellect, rather the common thread of experiencing life’s struggle and challenges that paved the way to providing hope. Every person, no matter how broken, is a potential catalyst for change. Let no time be wasted on getting rid of personal defects before you decide to help someone. Often the burdens we so wish to be rid of are our most sacred treasures- the instruments by which souls are newly awakened.
If you are ready to embark on a journey of saving souls, first deal with your greatest barrier-the one distinct thing we struggle with daily. Fight like hell to conquer it and then see who emerges.