‘There is no controlling life.
Try corralling a lightning bolt,
containing a tornado. Dam a
stream and it will create a new
channel. Resist, and the tide
will sweep you off your feet.
Allow, and grace will carry
you to higher ground. The only
safety lies in letting it all in –
the wild and the weak; fear,
fantasies, failures and success.
When loss rips off the doors of
the heart, or sadness veils your vision with despair,
practice becomes simply bearing the truth.
In the choice to let go of your
known way of being, the whole
world is revealed to your new eyes.’
When you’re damaged, you learn to take what’s given to you and be grateful for it. You learn that love is not a game, and cherish it. You learn how to appreciate the smallest things people do for you.
Because when people have gone through wars that have left them broken, they understand how fragile life is. They understand how they must make the most of it. And most of all, they understand how important it is to always be kind.
Nikita Gill, Lessons I Have Learned From My Damage
“Life has showered blessings all around us, the trick is to recognize them, enjoy them and feel the gratitude in our hearts for them. One can truly become grateful through the act of mindfulness and bringing conscious awareness to that which our life is enriched with each and every day. There is also a value in being grateful for what has been and given, in order to gain the learning and the benefit of it today. There is also a great benefit in having gratitude for what is coming in to your life, creating powerful manifesting energy that pulls in that which you feel joyful and hopeful about. Therefore, daily practice of gratitude, is one key to true peace, harmony and happiness.”