Quote of the day: 1/27/15

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” –Ernest Hemingway

We all become broken at one time or another, in one way or another. The key is weight training and exercising our broken area to be strong at the weakest place. Was your trust crossed? Was your heart-broken? Our hearts can be broken in so many different ways. Life’s dreams can become difficult and change in an instant, but, much like an injured leg, we must rehabilitate our broken areas. This can be similar to stress, where anything stressful, if not dealt with, can simply build up causing you to fill with rage. Imagine a leaky faucet dripping at the pipe, you grab a bowl to temporarily take care of the problem. Every time you open the faucet to let water run, the pipe is torn at the seam and it will leak; the bowl will eventually fill and no matter how many times you throw out the acquired spill, anytime you open the faucet, it will fill. That is how we are as beings with broken pieces, if we do not rehabilitate ourselves, we fill easily and react negatively. During my undergraduate studies, I read a beautiful poem about a man who became a gypsy because he felt life, in the city, was too stressful. He moved away and states that human beings are like rubber bands, once the elasticity is gone, we can’t regain it, that is it, our elasticity is gone. Let’s get strong in our broken pieces to maintain our elasticity because life is life and our bruises will get poked at. These bruises will feel sore and they will hurt therefore, we must learn to step back and let our bruises heal before diving in again.

Have a wonderful day! I apologize for the super long responses. I will try to cut back.

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