Too often we quickly forget past pits that we have been in and try to just march on our path with enough ego that allows us to remain human. Even still, when the brain takes over and you lose control of your body through pain; what can you do? You do the only thing you can do; learn to depend on the help and compassion of others. Let go of your pride, ego , and whatever else you manage to use as walls of separation from those you should have in your support network and those that you should serve as well.
It amazes me that until we truly experience certain things; we cannot possibly know what it feels like to be in the position/condition, or frame of mind. Life can change your perspective to a whacked out view, if you let it. Be careful, gird up the loins of your mind. Try not to let circumstances change you to the point of taking away what makes you , you.
When we experience something we have not known before, we then become available to serve in that same capacity to another. That’s why I titled this article as I did- I Couldn’t Understand it, until I needed it first-
It had been a long time since I felt I could depend on someone. Damaged by the infiltration of news and politics for a year long trial period with my new talk radio show content. [How small one can feel when reporting current affairs of our day. Life and Culture have truly changed.] Compassion is an element that we rarely see in our society today because of those changes. It’s missing not only because of the lack thereof, but also because goodness hardly gets the spotlight. The news media and Hollywood seemly focuses only on the down and dirty stories of the day. What a pleasant surprise it would be to find some beauty in these here ashes.
Walking one day and looking at the ceiling for next seven days wondering what on earth has happened to me. I can’t walk. Dear God, did you hear me; I can’t walk. Brought to my knees, literally, flat on my back. Then comes along my Mercy (aka Hope & Marcy).
For a little over a week this kind woman took care of me. Nothing was too hard for her to do; even the things you might not be able to stomach for just any ol body. With a smile and joy- all things were done. Thanking my God for making a provision to sustain me. A touch by one of God’s own to encourage me on the way through one of the most painful, physical and spiritual, hardships I have ever had. The Fibromyalgia Flair Up from Hell Coupled with a few bulging disk. Of course there are many other little mishaps this life emergency caused; truly a domino effect.
Since my heart was softened, I realized “I couldn’t Understand It- Until I Needed It First—- COMPASSION