A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that’s why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.
Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that’s why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest.
“Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.” -Brandon Sanderson
I came across a quote by Robert A. Heinlein -which goes as follows “Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something”, which i found completely hilarious! But simultaneously relatable.
Ultimately, when on the search for a sense of self fulfilment, spirituality, contentment or absolute peace -the one thing to always bare in mind is that our thoughts and actions play a major role in where we end up.
What you think you become, and your actions define you in the end.
This is not meant to sound philosophical; but in all honesty deciding to progress and grow in which ever intended way, the decision to do so is the first step to ultimate success.