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Give Us Leaders Who Have Suffered....
by Leah Sellers
2015-06-24 09:32:30
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Give Us Leaders Who Have Suffered…..
Yes, Give us Leaders who have Suffered
And OverCome
The Darkness Outside and Inside of Themselves
With the Light and Hope Energies of
Grace, Understanding, Discernment,
Compassion, Forgiveness of Self and Others
And Love beyond Themselves which
Enters and Transforms The Self.
Suffering which Makes the Leaders Wiser
More Considered and Considerate
And deepens their Life Experiences.
lea01_400Yes, Give us Leaders who have Suffered
Who have been
Excluded and Oppressed
Humiliated and Insulted
Suppressed and Ignored
Defiled and Spit Upon
Cast Out and Vilified
And found the
Strength and Talents within a Loving Spirit
To keep Themselves Whole and Healthy
Within the rigid, Institutionalized
And Systematic Brokeness surrounding them.
Yes, Give us Leaders who have Suffered
Who have Experienced
And Understand to the Core of their Being
What it is to be Poor
And yet still find Joy within that state of Poverty
As they Seek to Endure it
To Understand its Existence and Purposes
And to Overcome that Poverty for Themselves and Others.
Yes, Give us Leaders who have Suffered
And Sacrificed for Others
Who have held Others Up
During Times of Trial and Tribulation,
And Violence of and against
The Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit
Yes, Give us Leaders who have Suffered
Who have a deep Knowing of just how truly Connected
We All Are
To Humanity
To All Forms of Life
And the beautiful and wondrous Earth
We call Home
Yes, Give us Leaders who have Suffered
Because Suffering is a Great Teacher
A Great Crucible of the Mind, Heart, Body and Soul
Suffering Teaches
Balance between Giving and Taking
Suffering Teaches us
That with Death and Loss
Come the Energetic Cycles of ReBirth and ReNewal
Again and again and again…..
Yes, Give us Leaders who have Suffered
And Chosen to BeCome
Their Greater and Higher Selves
For Themselves and Others
Yes, Give us Leaders who have Suffered…..

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Emanuel Paparella2015-06-24 13:30:05
Indeed, wounded healers are more necessary than wounded warriors. Henri J.M. Nouwen, whom I met at Yale University in 1978 where he taught theology in the Divinity School, wrote a whole book on the subject in 1979 titled The Wounded Healer. The book is still worth reading and discussing today.

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