Friday, February 11, 2011

Beauty In Pain

"I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can't feel anything but gratitude, for every single moment of my stupid, little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry. You will someday."

Stop trying to hold onto your fears, anger, and anguish. If instead, we can learn, or see beauty in our pain, or hurt, then at least we've learned something, and it wasn't a loss in the end, it was a gain.

At the end of the day, nothing worth achieving is ever easy. That's the paradox with matters of the heart, love and pain go hand in hand.
One of the most beautiful songs expressing a paradox is 'Feeling Good'...


  1. I found ypur blog by 'accident' :) do u live in Finland? My boyfriend is irish and moved there with me in 2007, we live in Sweden now though :)

  2. Hi Catti! yep I'm Irish and living in Finland! So nice you stumbled across my blog! I hope you're enjoying reading it, it needs to be updated very soon :)