Without experiences, knowledge is just knowledge.
Only with experiences, we truly learn and grow.
Only with experiences, we gain wisdom and awareness.
For many, by experiencing pain, suffering, darkness, abuse or whatever it is, we truly learn what loving and trusting ourselves is. It is a process, not an overnight thing. Only experiencing all that can we truly feel, understand and have compassion for those who experience the same at a deep level. Only experiencing all that can we share from an authentic place. It’s not about how much we know at the logical level. It’s about how much we experience and embody it from a deep level. We are perfectly imperfect. You got this. One step at a time.