In order to live a life that is meaningful, you have to be willing to feel pain.

If you love deeply, at some point you will be hurt.
If you open up enough to be vulnerable, at some point you will feel anxious.
If you try to make a positive difference to the lives of the people around you, at some point you will get it wrong and feel guilty orĀ embarrassedĀ or disappointed in yourself.
If you try to do something new, at some point it won’t work out the way you hoped it would.
If you try to communicate honestly, at some point someone won’t like what you say and will get hurt or angry.

If we let the fear of pain make our choices, we end up frightened and lonely or bored and dessicated.
Are you willing to pay the price of admission for your life?