By letting go of painful experiences, we allow positive energy to fill our hearts and we generate compassion, hope, and love first for ourselves, and then for others.
"Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. It is easy to love people when they smell good, but sometimes they slip into the manure of life and smell awful. You must love them just as much when they smell foul."