Life will punch you in the chest when you least expect it. Hard.
It’s going to hurt like hell. At one point it’s going to hurt so f*cking bad you’re going to question the purpose of everything you’ve ever known and you might even lose your grip, slip, and fall.
And it’s going to hurt, there is no escaping this fact.
But in the depth of this pain there is something so profound, so fundamental, it will move the very ground you walk upon. It will shake the earth. You will never be the same. The world will never be the same.
You’ll learn to live with the pain and it will heal you. The very pain you’re shying away from is what in the end will be the light in the end of the tunnel.
You need this pain. Feel it. Feel it all.
Through this pain, you will find your purpose. When you see it coming, open your eyes and your arms and your heart wide and say, “Welcome”.
Let the pain transform you and change the world with every single step you take from this moment on.
Author: Rachel Brathen
Editor: Katarina Tavčar
Photo: Author’s own