An EA friend shared this quote with our online group. It reminded me that all of us are diamonds in the rough. Not all of us wish to do the work of revealing our preciousness, nor have the desire to create a lasting legacy from the raw lump of rock we are given. Some of us just think that life is ALL suffering and we strive ever for comfort, not realizing that by doing so we are not finding the richness the world needs from our lives.
" The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known
defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found
their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a
sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with
compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people
do not just happen."
--Elisabeth Kubler Ross