Wounding and healing are not opposites. They're part
of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to
be compassionate with the wounds of others.
It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations
of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us
to find other people or to even know they're alone with
an illness. I think I have served people perfectly with
parts of myself I used to be ashamed of.
Rachel Naomi Remen