Tuesday, September 8, 2020

September 8--Necessary Opposites

What is joy without sorrow? What is success without failure? What is a win without a loss? What is health without illness? You have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other.  --Mark Twain

    I'm a parent, and one of the most challenging things I've had to do in that role is to see my children pass through sorrow, failure, loss and illness. As synchronicity would have it, I was also given this quote today:
To rescue people from the natural consequences of their behavior is to render them powerless.
--Henry Cloud
    It is by passing through all those "negatives" of life that we learn. We learn to feel. We learn to solve problems. We learn empathy. We learn kindness. We build courage. We uncover our power. We come to deeply appreciate the "positives" of life. 
    I have personally experienced sorrow, failure, loss and illness. It's impossible to live for several decades and not experience those. While painful at the time, each one has enriched my life in the long run. I appreciate the opposites so much more, and I know that I have the power within me to survive and thrive afterward. 
    Strong in joy and sorrow,
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