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I came across this poem yesterday and it really touched my heart — the crap we go through leads us to places and conclusions and ultimately who we are.

There is a brokenness 
out of which comes the unbroken 
a shatteredness 
out of which blooms the unshatterable.

There is a sorrow beyond all grief 
which leads to joy 
and a fragility 
out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space, 
too vast for words 
through which we pass with each loss 
out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry 
deeper than sound 
whose serrated edges cut the heart 
as we break open 
to the place inside 
which is unbreakable and whole 
while learning to sing.

?Rashani – 5th Century Sufi

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