The surprising gift of sadness

Did you know that holding sadness enables us to feel another’s pain?

It’s called compassion.

Because without compassion, our threads of connection are weak indeed.

And therefore, we also lose out on joy.

What a stunning cycle.

Hidden in plain sight in a world that only wants to hear individual positivity.

~ Susan Cain’s new book, ‘Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole’ was published on Thursday in the UK. It is beautiful.