Dark Jewels: Mining The Gifts Of 8 Difficult Emotions

Openhearted Rebellion

By Jack Adam Weber, Collective Evolution

In Brief

  • The Facts: Our difficult emotions are not just unpleasant experiences. They have hidden gifts, including the capacity to transform our lives into more joy and wholeness. They impart wisdom and compassion we can’t find living on, or fearfully clinging to, the su
  • Reflect On: Which emotions do you have trouble feeling or accepting in yourself and others? These might be the frontiers you need to embrace and enter to more fully embody your life.

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It is a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.

—Pema Chodron

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Author: dreamweaver333

I love to listen to the whispering of spirit.