Friday, July 30, 2010

Deeper Sorrow and Greater Joy

"The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."-Khalil Gibran
We only receive the lessons that we are ready to receive. It often feels as though life gives us to much to cope with; we are pushed to the very boundaries of experience. We are capable of receiving joy and sorrow in equal measure, because we receive a rounded experience of life. This experience spans a lifetime. At points we will exist within more sorrow than joy. Wait! If you can experience deep sorrow then you can also experience great joy. One of the best things about being alive is discovering the depths of what you are capable of feeling. When you love to the depths of what you can feel, it is always magic.