Tiny Wisdom: On Life’s Beauty

Man and Rainbow

“It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.” -Proverb

There are some things in life that just don’t make any sense. There are things we can’t explain or understand, no matter how hard we try.

There are events that seem to have no reason and mistakes that appear to bring no lesson. There’s darkness that can feel completely unbearable and light that can seem far too fleeting to trust. One day’s happiness gives way to tomorrow’s sadness. One day’s loss is tomorrow’s gain.

The only guarantee in life is that everything will transform, whether we’re ready for it or not.

And yet, even with uncertainty, unpredictability, and the inevitability of change, life can be so beautiful. The challenges give the victories a greater sense of meaning. The pain gives us a greater sense of appreciation for the pleasure.

And through it all, there’s the knowledge that no matter what we endure, we can come out the other side stronger, wiser, and better able to make a positive difference in the world.

Today, if there’s a little rain on your horizon—if you’re hurting in your body, mind, or heart—know that it will eventually pass and make way for the light. Then take a deep breath and remember: Every challenge contains within it the possibility of reward.

Man and rainbow image via Shutterstock


About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She started the site after struggling with depression, bulimia, c-PTSD, and toxic shame so she could recycle her former pain into something useful and inspire others do the same. She recently created the Breaking Barriers to Self-Care eCourse to help people overcome internal blocks to meeting their needs—so they can feel their best, be their best, and live their best possible life. If you’re ready to start thriving instead of merely surviving, you can learn more and get instant access here.

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