They say that if you wish to see the rainbow, then you must withstand the storm.
They say that if you wish to see the light of dawn, then you must endure the dark of night.
They say that if a rock wishes to become a diamond, it must brave the heat, stress and pressures.
They say that for the flower to bloom, it must first fight its way through the soil from a single seed.
What they don’t say is that it is ok to cry, for you have been strong for so long.
What they don’t say is that it is human to feel weakness, as it allows us to strive harder.
What they don’t say is that it is ok to turn to others for help sometimes, because a burden shared is a burden halved, and a joy shared is a joy doubled.
What they don’t say is that it is ok to stop and rest, as we all need to remind ourselves of who we truly are through contemplation.
As we run through that dark tunnel, reaching out our hand towards the singular light which we see at its end, the steps we take towards our destination are vital in shaping who we will be when we get there.
Cherish every step, learn from it, and grow. You will then see that the light existed inside of you all along.
© Naziyah Mahmood, 2014.
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