Why Life IS a Beautiful Struggle

Short, boring post from me today. Why? Because maybe just a few boring words will do. Just this once.

For some of you who are ahead of me in time (all of you) this post should reach you either as you’re heading to sleep, or waking up in the morning. I just want you to do something for me:

Accept it. All of it.

Everything, including the moment that you chose to read this post, has happened to allow you to be here, now, having pressed that button, which would mean you may just have needed to hear those words.

Our human experience is based one being able to accept all of the good and the “bad” because one cannot exist without the other.

No Joy without Pain. No sadness without happiness. Lying within each the struggle of existing on two sides of the same coin, the beautiful struggle within. The balance of one truth enveloping the other.

Your growth in understanding comes with acceptance that once you understand/accept the duality of life, you can move past that “ebb and flow,” the swinging pendulum of life that throws you around, leaving most hanging on for dear life.

Have questions? Email me or comment. Have a great weekend.

Every now and then a “soul-nourishing experience” – a good meal, trip, escapade with friends, A drink, etc. – heals it of the discipline it has endured, just as discipline strengthens the spirit. What feels good to the soul, dampens the spirit eventually, and what feels good to the spirit(i.e. discipline) also dampens the soul in the same way.

-James Taylor

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