Came across this image many times and today I can resonate with the wisdom much more as I rode through all the waves of challenges for the past six years.
I finally came to terms that it is not what you have experienced that makes your greater, but what you have faced courageously, what you have transcended, what you have unlearned.
"If we refuse to face any of our awkward and deepest truths, then sooner or later, we are going to have to become deaf and blind. And then, eventually, we are going to have to silence our dreams, and the dreams of others. In other words, we die. We die in life." ~~ Ben Okri
I am honestly grateful to MZ for inviting me to attend Vipassana Meditation with her in 2015. Practicing Right Mindfulness had salvaged me from being deaf and blind in life, eventually. The most difficult practice for me is to truly understand and internalised the meaning of "letting go" in different phases of my journey. It is a very highly disciplined action. Letting go is the action of training ourselves to see and know and be present with that moment arising.