“The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.”
– Norman Cousins
We are blessed to live a recovered life. Through the years and I will be honest enough to say in my personal life as well, I have seen many folks come in to the recovery process hardened. Guys or gals being released from prison, jails, or institutions attempting to use the tactics that kept them safe, come off as defiant or indifferent. Yet as time goes by in their recovery process the walls begin to shed and the freedom and love emerges. They begin to allow others to know and see that they feel, love and can love others for the first time in a very long time.
Greater yet is when we begin to move from indifference to compassion. When we start to do service work for others. When we see others hurting as we once hurt and we put a hand out to them. It is not by mistake that the field of human service is filled with people that were once on the other side of the coin. People that needed help are now helping others. Life is goooooood!
Go, Go, Go…