Judy Croome: It’s an a priori human potential that exists within all of us, irrespective of our culture or religion or life circumstances. When we find within us that capacity to overcome our subjective hurts and emotions; when we can reach out a helping hand to others, across all the external barriers and differences that separate us, and all the pain and suffering of our own secret wounds, we transcend our humanity and reach our Divine potential.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." When we’re hurting or angry or betrayed, and we can still find the inner strength to tap into that a priori compassion within our soul to disarm our hostility towards others, then we have made the dream of transcendental love a reality. Zahra, lost in her despair, does not realise that this love is available to all of us…if we choose compassion instead of hatred; peace over anger and forgiveness over revenge.
Kuan Yin, Goddess of Compassion
Pilgrim Soul: In another section of Dancing in the Shadows of Love, you write: “The secrets of life eat away at the foundations of our being and even their weight cannot keep them drowned forever.” Can secrets be transmuted into a positive experience?
Judy Croome: Absolutely. And sometimes that transmutation is...read the complete interview by CLICKING HERE
Author Judith Mercado of "Pilgrim Soul" was born in Puerto Rico. When she was a young girl, her family emigrated to the United States. Her parents became Pentecostal ministers and so began a peripatetic life as an author and businesswoman, White House Fellow and sea-farer living aboard a trawler cruising from Martha’s Vinesyard to South America. Judith Mercado writes multi-cultural fiction.***
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