quote du jour ~beck

People who don’t resist grief, who let it flow through them, come out more resilient on the other side. They are less afraid of loss, more able to soften the pain of those around them, and quicker to appreciate whatever happiness life brings. Ironically, it is those who have accepted the most terrible grief who are capable of the greatest joy.

~Martha Beck, Finding Your Own North Star

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “quote du jour ~beck

  1. It works much the same way with physical pain—the more you fight it, the worse it becomes, but relaxing and allowing it to pass through, or wash over, you reduces its power tremendously. Not surprising really, since all pain, physical or emotional, are messages trying to be heard and heeded.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s