You can’t understand real joy unless you have experienced real pain.
You can’t find joy without compassion for others.
Tragedy brings with it all kinds of struggles and sadness. But it also presents opportunity and a deeper, more meaningful appreciation of joy.
The secret door is a special gift for those of us who’ve experienced an unimaginable loss or tragedy. It’s wisdom and insight.
It was fuzzy at first and came into focus as the months passed after the loss of my son by suicide. I now see things that I didn’t see before with such beauty and clarity.
The trick to finding the secret door is, quite simply, getting outside your own head. No one can do that 100% of the time. But like anything else, the more you practice it, the better you get at it.
As horrible as the loss of Charles has been, the joy of finding this special gift has given my life new meaning.