When we were small children, we were taught that it is okay to fall down and get bruised. We were told that without getting those bruises we will never learn how not to get bruised and how to stand up and walk and run.
But when we grow up, we try our best to not fall at all and keep protecting ourselves, to the point that we run in the opposite direction at the slightest clue of hurt, pain, and any kind of negativity. Not that one should keep looking to get bruised every time, but why be afraid of those bruises and scars? And why hide them if we do get them?
Don't be afraid of falling and getting bruised.
And when you get bruised, don't be ashamed of them and don't feel afraid to wear them on your sleeve.
Life and the experiences she kindly bestows upon us are the greatest and best teachers we can ever have and that learning is the one common purpose of everyone's life. We are all students of this teacher, and no matter how smart we think we are, there is always someone smarter than us. And the minute we start to think that we have gained a lot of wisdom, life will always remind us that there is still something new to learn.
The scars and scrapes of life make us who we are. They build and refine our character, and how much heed we pay those bruises is how we define our future.
Many of us continue to live in our comfort zone out of fear of the unknown - a bad relationship, a dead-end job, or even a poor diet that doesn't nurture us. Not knowing where we are headed and yet going there is beautiful and speaks volumes of our courage.
That we are trying to LIVE, not simply exist.Because,