The conditioning embedded in the human species is intimately connected to emotional pain. It is like a dysfunctional relationship which operates in relative harmony to keep you trapped in illusion. And this is what makes it so powerful. Like the boogie man, it seems to be lurking around every corner, which promotes fear in our psyches and intensifies it. Relationships and situations are avoided at all cost, because just a hint can keep you from letting others in and prevents you from ever truly knowing yourself. Recognizing this process awakens the compassion within you. Feeling the compassion invites love, joy, and acceptance of the present moment. The foundation for all spiritual growth. You will no longer see people through “pain goggles”. You will no longer see a person as a representation of suffering.