What does it mean when we describe someone as having depth? I personally enjoy conversing with and being in relationship with those I would describe as having such, but what gives them depth? If one does not have depth, are they shallow?
Personally, I think the willingness to experience both the highs and the lows that life offers is what gives us depth. Most of us would prefer to experience the bliss and happiness of life while avoiding the suffering and loss. This, however, is not how we acquire depth.
Many times, our gifts are hidden down in the depths. So often, it is only after suffering a loss or experiencing a dark night of the soul that we uncover some hidden strength or courage. Very often, it is only through our willingness to dig deep do we uncover our treasures.
So it seems that the only way to acquire depth is through experience. It seems that allowing ourselves to fully participate in life no matter how challenging