Leonard Cohen sang: "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
Yesterday, I went to a private party of 40 incredible entrepreneurs. It was remarkable.
I was delighted to have many meaningful one on one conversations.
A few expressed to me the same feelings of guilt. What right did they have to be teaching something with which they were still struggling?
Let me say this: It is not in any way hypocritical to help people with something you're still struggling with. In fact, it is the most natural thing in the world. You are working on this project because it is personally meaningful. That is not hypocracy. That is the ultimate consistency.
Your giftedness and your pain are inextricably linked.
Wisdom came to those of us who needed it to survive.
You have earned your light.
Do not worship your own pain.
Buddhism teaches us that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.
With great gratitute, thank your past for the future it makes possible.
You can heal others like no one else can.
I saw this the other day: "I've never met a strong person with an easy past".