The shamans teach, there are two kinds of wounds; the bitter ones, who are not seen, rejected, projected, unhealed and the holy ones, where the real power comes from, which they call the holy wounds, because by them compassion comes in. True empathy should empower, not weaken, it should show the way out of suffering. And there is a way, there is always a way.
I said: what about my eyes?
God said: Keep them on the road.
I said: what about my passion?
God said: Keep it burning.
I said: what about my heart?
God said: Tell me what you hold inside it?

I said: pain and sorrow?
He said: ..stay with it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.