#NHBPM – Quote to inspire.

“There is a crack, a crack in everything; That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

As humans, not one of us is perfect. For some people, whose personalities are ugly, we know they are not perfect.  Then there are the rest of us. Whether living in disadvantaged areas and unable to rise above that, or living with decent health care and decent jobs but still dealing with chronic illness, not one of us is perfect.

There are some who can see the light through the crack in their circumstances, somehow they are able to see the good over the bad, even amongst things like poverty or chronic illness. Perhaps they even see past those with ugly personalities because of the light that shines through that crack in their very being.

I wish no disadvantages on anyone, I wish no illness on anyone. Sometimes, though, I think we need these things in order for the light to get in, in order for us to see the beauty in life with all of its cracks.

This is not about government grudgingly helping the disadvantaged, or those who want to stifle such “handouts”. This is not about conspiracy theories about how big pharma may know where a cure to cancer or diabetes or any other chronic illness may be, but profits too much from such diseases to pursue it.

This is about suffering, and seeing the good stuff of life anyways. Would we be able to see the good stuff without the cracks in our lives? Do we need the bad stuff in order to let the light in?

This post was written as a 15-minute free write for  NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days.

Posted on November 27, 2011, in #NHBPM. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love the notion of light shining through the cracks. We can’t define the day without the night. I believe everything must have contrast in order to have a basis for comparison if we’re to probably appreciate it. Great post!

  2. I love this quote! And so does Bes, she is on my arm as I type this.


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