"I hope this book will inform and normalize what is often frightening about the different phases of life. If we have the courage to face our difficulties with self-compassion, learn to know ourselves rather than distract ourselves, then change will bring growth. With it comes the liberating humility of being grateful in the present while having hope for a positive future. We keep growing throughout our lives. We are in a process of becoming: it is not a place at which we arrive, although if we know the direction in which we are headed, we are more likely to thrive. To live a life that has meaning, a reason for being and a sense of belonging. A life in which we love and are loved."
This passage really spoke to me and comes from the introduction of Julia Samuel's new book "This Too Shall Pass". A wonderful book focusing on process of grief and change and "hopeful beginnings". Well worth a read!