“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
-- Anais Nin --
This is one of the very first quotes I posted online and it still is one of my favorite quotes. We are so used to thinking of our life as a series of rock bottom episodes. But I want you to think. When was the last time you truly hit rock bottom? Do you remember that helpless hapless hopeless feeling when you felt the pain would surely take you this time?
Now, think about how you felt the next day, the day after that. Think about how you felt a week later, a month, maybe it has been many many years since you felt that same pain. Look. You made it. You are here, that pain may be subdued and you are forever changed but you are here. The climax has come and gone, the pot has overflowed, the waves have crashed and the bud has finally blossomed. You have finally blossomed.
That pain has broken you free. It let the light come through and now you shine. Look at you. You my friend, are Awesome.