“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” ~ Virginia Woolf
it is through our life, this life, the pain and bliss, sorrow and joy of this life, that we learn how to authentically let go, stay open, and love. when we attempt to avoid our lives and all that is uncomfortable, we are in essence avoiding our opportunity in that moment to open more fully, to increase our capacity of heart and our capacity to love no matter the circumstance.
in truth there is no avoiding the pain of life. true and lasting peace comes from opening to our vulnerability, to all that life has opened to us. there we will find the grounding tenderness of our hearts and a capacity to love through it all. in that love is where we find our peace.
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