"Our greatest gifts and our deepest wounds reside in the same area"
- Michael Meade
Both gifts and wounds are matters of the heart. This makes me think about resiliency. Resiliency is born of struggle, pain, and difficulty. It is impossible to see a person's resiliency if they have not been through something that tests it. Resiliency is what allows us to not just survive wounding events, but to overcome and even thrive.
When you take a moment and look inside the place that holds your gifts and your wounds, what do you see?
Which gifts have even been born of your wounding? For me, my gift of being a safe person to hear, and lovingly hold, someone's story, comes partly from wounds in my heart.
What about you?