Aliveness and feeling the suffering of the world

by | Dec 11, 2015

“You can hold yourself back from the suffering of the world: this is something you are free to do… But perhaps precisely this holding back is the only suffering you might be able to avoid.” Franz Kafka, quoted in Coming Back to Life, by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown.

How might allowing yourself to feel more deeply the suffering of the world bring you more fully to life? What if feeling these feelings could educate you in how to heal?