"The Wound is Where the Light Enters You"

I was tested yesterday - let down and affected by cruel behavior, disappointed in humanity.

I allowed myself to go through the emotions: The first reaction was immature and toddler like - I wanted to throw a tantrum, stomp my feet and whine that it isn't fair. Then came  sadness, heaviness and tears bubbling over. Followed by anger with mental images of getting all Sons of Anarchy on someone's ass.

So I went and paddled my heart out - the movement relieved my physical stress and inner turmoil, cleared my head for rational thought to emerge. And as I gazed at my beautiful surroundings the solution surfaced...I can choose how I react to a situation - instead of dwelling in this negativity and allowing it to consume me, I began to count the ways others have lifted me up and positively influenced me. Immediately I was flooded with memories of compassion and sweetness, images of loving faces. I started to laugh out loud - I have so much love in my life it became ridiculous for me to feel anything but happiness and gratitude.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
— Rumi