Normal people don’t choose to make cruelty a part of how they are –
Cruel treatment either makes us cruel in our ignorance of how it affects us, and so how our cruelty in attempts to elevate ourselves affects others, or, we choose kindness and face ourselves and our own pain instead of trying to pass it on.
Cruelty becomes normalized by people choosing to turn away in the face of it.
Be gentle and kind on your demons, and you will learn how to be kind to the demons of those you feel persecuted by.
‘Give me courage’, he said.
How do we receive courage?
Is it within us all the time and we find it when faced with our fears?
Is it grown stronger by more trials and are we only able to get more of it by experiencing more hardship, however we view hardships definition, so to face more of our fears?
We ask for courage to face fear, yet only facing it brings it about.
A child fallen, cries.
A child fallen thrice, smiles, lip quivering
Knowing – this too shall pass.