Dare to See…and be Blessed

Written by on July 1, 2007 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

It’s important to be aware.

Awareness is a vital and integral part of the healing process. We need to tell ourselves the truth about the things that hurt us, that hurt others.

There’s been a lot of talk, recently, in the media about the idea of not looking at what you don’t want and focusing at what you do want.

But let me tell you, there’s no one who can focus on the good qualities of their parent like the child being abused. And no one who can refuse to look at what they don’t want, like a person who doesn’t want to get involved.

Neither of those techniques have ever rescued a child or helped to heal a broken heart. It takes awareness and a commitment to act that has ever made any difference in anyone’s life.

And so I thank you for coming here, for not looking away, for caring enough to address the violence that hurts your heart or someone you love or the society we live in in general.

But I invite you not to stop there.

The healing journey is a big part of my life. First, out of necessity, it’s become a passion. I write songs, articles, maintain blogs and author books.

Sometimes, I’m asked “Doesn’t this get depressing – the tragedy and the sadness?” And if I looked only at the crime, the wound and the suffering, then, yes, it would be.

But thank goodness, that’s only a part of the total picture. If you look, closely, or as Thich Nhat Hanh says, “deeply”, you will see many wondrous things.

You will see for every rapist who violates a person, there are so many more willing to help that person, to aid in healing, to offer compassion, assistance or to seek justice. And most of them are strangers – total strangers. How marvelous is that?

You will see for every broken heart, every crushed soul, a spirit that rises steadfastly or hesitantly, but rising nonetheless, from the ashes of its own despair with magnificent wings of inspiration

How can I not be inspired? How can I not want to see?

I can be active in the healing journey, because I am continually blessed by the goodness in people and the wondrous miracles of Grace.

Be aware of that, and more, be aware of your own power to make a difference. Let your awareness of what’s wrong, motivate you to do what’s right and good.

About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, using spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. Demian is a traveler on the healing journey with a lifelong love affair with the creative process. .


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