Show the world your struggles, and it will show you its beauty
We live in a world where people put their best foot forward.
Where, from the outside looking in, everyone’s life seems perfect.
A world which teaches us to keep whatever is bothering us, whatever issues, problems, or demons we might be dealing with private as not to risk looking like we don’t have our life together.
Why do we need to do this?
To struggle is the one constant in all of our lives.
To struggle is to be human.
Struggles are real.
We all have them.
And I would attest that if we shared our struggles, openly and honestly, we all would benefit.
Having the knowledge that nobody has a perfect life and we are all struggling in one way or another would help so many people in their lives.
I have learned when I am most authentic, people appear in my life whom I need to meet.
I don’t initially know the reason why, but eventually, with time, it is revealed to my soul.
I have learned, at times, I am part of my journey, and at other times I am here to help others with theirs.
The only part I haven’t figured out as of yet, is, which is happening, when.
We need each other.
We can’t do it alone.
Add people to your life with whom you can be yourself.
And in return, they will be themselves with you.
And, together, we all will have a better chance of getting through this chaos.
Life Is Not Always Beautiful
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