Joy Is Rooted in the Imperfect (A Quote by Susan Cain)
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Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, by Susan Cain
0451499786We’re taught to think of our psychic and physical wounds as the irregularities in our lives, deviations from what should have been; sometimes, as sources of stigma. But our stories of loss and separation are also the baseline state, right alongside our stories of landing our dream job, falling in love, giving birth to our miraculous children. And the very highest states—of awe and joy, wonder and love, meaning and creativity—emerge from this bittersweet nature of reality. We experience them not because life is perfect—but because it’s not.
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