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  1. Michele

    Prayers for you and your family. I think that there are those who have great empathy and compassion, regardless of whether they’ve been through something similar, and others who, despite having gone through something similar, are unable to show empathy or compassion. I tend to have friends who are really good healers!

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your brother in law. I believe that wounded healers have a deeper level of compassion yes. But there are very few people that haven’t been wounded. x

  3. Please accept my most sincere condolences on your recent loss. I lost my brother at the end of February, so I know the pain you are feeling. People say time heals all wounds, but I believe it never goes away. It slightens, and doesn’t hound you as much, but I don’t think you ever recover from the loss. May his memory be a blessing.

  4. Elizabeth O.

    I love that most people think of the 1st day of the month as a fresh start, a new beginning. That’s the best way to look at it and whatever it is that you are going through it’s always nice to be able to help people because you’ve gone through the experience yourself.

  5. Rosey

    I have heard that too, about being wounded allowing you to be able to help others in the future. I’m sorry about your BIL. 🙁

  6. My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother-in-law. When my grandfather died in 1981, I remember the pastor saying how losing someone we love gives us the capacity to empathize when someone else experiences such a loss. I didn’t get it at the time, but life–and other losses–have helped me understand and be there for others in a way I may not have been able to otherwise. Wishing you and your family peace.

  7. Yes, I believe that the wounded healer can be a great friend in the hard times. I know that I try to be compassionate when someone is hurting, yet when I have experienced exactly what someone else is going through, it opens up a whole new level of understanding. In God’s economy, our pain is never wasted. I’m sorry that you lost a beloved family member.

  8. Sorry to hear of your trying times. You’ll get through it. I love the concept of the “wounded healer.” I would consider myself one, in fact. What better way to get help than from someone who’s gone through it before you. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Interesting post – got me thinking about the wounded healer and compassion. Compassion I believe is the key. Simply being wounded doesn’t always mean compassion is present.

    Sounds like times were tough when you wrote the post a few weeks ago, wish you all well wherever you are now

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