It’s The Things That Shock You That Wake You Up

Ian Froome

It’s usually the things that shock you that open your eyes and wake you up.

It’s the soul-shattering moments that construct you realize who you really are, who you want to be, and what kind of life you want to live.

It’s the moments that completely shatter you that show you who’s going to be there for you and who you’re better off without.

It’s the heartbreak that stimulates you question everything about love until it leads you to the greatest love of all .

It’s the difficult moments that shape us. It’s the hard truths that teach us the lessons we need to learn and it’s the pain that stimulates us grow.

It’s the things that we entirely didn’t see coming that force-out us to look for answers, to reinvent ourselves, to fight back, to rise up and find our own path.

It’s the things that drown us that attain us want to fight for our lives.

It’s always the things that violate us that help us mend ourselves.

It’s always the people who let us down that move us into the arms of the ones who truly care.

It’s always the ones who didn’t choice us that force us to choose ourselves.

It is only when we actively divest ourselves of the things that weigh us down and the things that build our lives harder that we can truly evolve and find real meaning in our lives, find closure, find our purpose and find our true calling.

It is only when we decide to let go of the residue from the past heartaches, obstacles, and misfortunes that we can truly live a healthy life. A life that is free of unwarranted anxiety, negativity, and toxicity .

The universe wants us to be happy( or so I’d like to believe) — it’s the end goal. And sometimes, we have to go through difficult phases of self-reflection and transitional periods to understand which direction the universe wants us to go to and what it really wants from us.

Sometimes we have to lose all hope before we find unwavering religion.

Rania Naim is a poet and writer of the new volume, available here.

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