FEATURED INK: Life Goes On
Our "Life Goes On" Manifestation tattoo serves as a reminder that regardless of what has unfolded in our lives, life will proceed and the pain of the past will eventually lessen.
The truth is that morning will always come, it simply has no choice in the matter. Never mind the seething of our open wounds, the sun will still rise, the moon will continue to illuminate the night's shadow and the earth will keep rotating on its axis. And with time, these open wounds will turn into scars, tangible remnants of times in which life failed in its quest to break us.
Some wounds cannot be fully healed, they still ache with time as a reminder of what was lost. As time goes on, however, the beautiful moments that are gained begin to pile onto the pain of the past. If we're scrappy, we can blend these aspects together, the lightness and the darkness, into something appreciable-- a life rich in meaning.
With time, comes clarity. It's as if we are hiking along a trail, on our way to the top of a mountain. As we move along, we gain the gift of hindsight and our past experiences become more comprehensible. We see things from an elevated perspective, one that can put together the dots of our past experiences and see the way in which our greatest losses may have in fact directed us towards our most profound gains.
If you find yourself having a hard time bearing the pain of a recent experience, hang in there. Life will go on, the aching of your wounds will dull and time will help you to make sense of it all.
Conscious Ink Staffer
Amanda Brown is a wellness blogger and a member of the Conscious Ink Team at our home office in Bend, OR. She is passionate about helping people find peace with where they are at while pursuing their best, most fulfilling lives. For more of her work, you can head over to her blog at www.liminalwellness.com.