(The following excerpt from The Best Part Of Life Is Realizing Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out recently appeared on elitedaily.com. To view it in its entirety click on the link below.)
Life – the most ugly and most beautiful thing in the universe. By nature, all living things are imperfect. Every living thing meets its end sooner or later – even the universe itself will tear apart and, one day, die.
Everything dies; it’s the fate we are all arriving at, closer every day. Yet, at the same time, beauty is only as beautiful as it is mortal. Things that never die can never really be appreciated for their beauty, as they don’t beckon to be seen and loved before their end.
Things that never die, never really live. It’s living that is beautiful and as human beings, we know how to live life to the fullest.
The greatest moments of clarity in your life will come when you look back at your journey and conclude that it was all necessary and that it’s all beautiful.
That moment you realize that your difficult youth was necessarily difficult.
It’s when we are youngest that we learn most. Life teaches us lessons with rapid regularity.
That moment you realize if you hadn’t failed miserably, you would have never learned your lesson.
People fail all the time – often failing multiple times at the very same things. Failing is one of the greatest things in the world, as it reminds us how imperfect we are.
That moment you realize that a broken heart has changed your life forever.
A broken heart – whether your own or otherwise – will change you forever. It will change the fabric of your being and will turn you into an entirely different person.
That moment you realize your “dream job” was never really your dream job.
It takes some people longer than others to arrive at their purpose in life – it’s not anyone’s fault, as finding our purpose in life is found just as much outside of us as it is inside of us
That moment you realize your best friends aren’t your friends at all.
Throughout life, we go through more friends than we go through pairs of jeans. Most of the people we once thought would be there to support us will one day abandon ship and leave us to drown.
That moment you realize that being lost for so long was the only way to find the person you are meant to be.
If you are never lost, then you can never be found.
That moment you realize the love of your life was still waiting for you.
Human beings compare everything to the things they already know. Often we will find that something we thought was so incredible was actually quite common and un-special.
That moment you realize your world just fell apart entirely, and you’re still standing.
Sometimes holding it all together isn’t possible. Sometimes things are meant to fall apart and break.