I believe there are occurrences in life which make us listen, and help us to evaluate who we have become. In my own experience, it is easy to be affected by the hurt of my past, the stress of current circumstances, etc, and I can become a bit closed off, selfish, and even numb. There are some events though, that shake me, and I can no longer ignore listening to the part of me that is telling me to let go of my fears. Fear is so paralyzing that it keeps us from loving ourselves, loving others, and just living. But I think the more that we show compassion and kindness towards others, the less fear we have and the more our lives and other’s will be enriched.
I have to remind myself of these things daily. I am always learning 🙂
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. They have been an encouraging reminder.