It’s so much easier to fake a smile than have to explain why you’re sad.
But the word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
While hope and optimism carry their own power,
There’s no point sugar coating the fact that life can get rough sometimes.
And a life fully lived, will include the full spectrum of emotion.
This is the human experience.
The point is not to be positive all the time, the point is to be real.
To let yourself feel.
Pain, if nothing else, is a natural part of growth.
So it’s okay to not be okay sometimes.
There’s a certain strength in vulnerability.
Exposing your heart makes you an easy target, but it’s also a mark of confidence.
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding.
But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.
As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.
This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.