Beautiful people do not just happen…

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”  

 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

From Learning to be gracious in the face of anger



48 thoughts on “Beautiful people do not just happen…

  1. Aimer Shama says:

    Sad, but true. Why do people have to go through hell in order to behave properly?

  2. 23missb says:

    This is actually one of my all time favourite quotes!

  3. malootka says:

    Reblogged this on truthionary.

  4. A very wise woman Elisabeth Kubler-Ross – thanks for sharing this beautiful quote. H xxx

  5. cakapeace says:

    Pain is perception and the more Pain one has gone through and handled with grace…the more they can understand …we can’t avoid pain…but we can come to accept it…then handle it with our minds… process it until the pain is released with an ease…not a temper tantrum!
    The less pain people go through and the less they know how to deal with it..especially when there only way they have been taught to deal with the pain they have gotten in their life is with, coddling. Or “over coddling” form their parents or people around them…they only have one way to deal with It, not by handling it on their own…but by being coddled and getting sympathy for something they should, and need to figure out how to handle on their own.
    It is curtail to be able to handle pain on our own and be taught how to do so. Meditation is a way to separate ourselves from pain…it is a way to THINK before we react….It is a way to in vision ourselves responding positive to a situation and not making a situation more painful than it already may be. To ease the pain!! This is very important to do…again on our own. Because what happen when no one is there to coddle a person to ease a pain…they are left with no understanding on how to ease the pain for themselves.

    Some people have suffered no real hardships or loss. And their measurement of pain may be…a daily commute in rush hour traffic…or not getting there coffee or food served to them FAST enough!! or misplacing their keys and they are going to be LATE…when they could have controlled that by being a bit more prepared..but they can’t even handle that so they get PISSED off..( they create pain for themselves and can’t even handle that!) Their pain is NOT GETTING there WAY. When THEY WANT IT!!! They seem to throw the biggest fits and make their pain well SEEN and known to everyone! People that have truly suffered…from being really physically or mentally oppressed and strained. Tend to be the people that do not show their pain at all…and the mundane pains of not getting what society says we should have…”LIKE an easy life” or a privileged on…is not needed to them. Because they already see life as easy. Because they are still here living…they did not die from what they went through. They did not die from…the torture they suffered through…like being tied up as a child and a gun held to there head…molested by there step father or a family member. Raped and Beating for hours and days and years…by there supposed loved ones…and abused all there young lives. Or seeing their parents murdered in front of them…to have their family and homes blown up…and left to find their own be offended by society….to have no one to coddle them but to accept that they can live on..
    in misery, Filled with hate and exuberate that hatred in every action they make,( Some people do this because they have not moved passed the pain they suffered through, and it still makes them suffer!) Its from the disgust through what they have been put through….or they learn to move on…To learn from the pain they have been put through. To not want the same thing happen to any life around them….to make sure if they can help one in there presence will be subjected to suffering caused by oppressive hate filled bullies or psycho’s! They promote love and freedom and usually are the kind of people that have the most patients…because again Pain is perception. And how they see “IT could be worse” they could be dead….The people that want to be dead…they usually are the ones that care the least about life around them. Because they do not even appreciate their own! I love your post here…Thanks for sharing.

    The beauty of love and acceptance shines bright in those people that suffered great hardships…and The ugliness of the people that are trapped in a world of hatred ,fear and intolerance is shown and seen very easily…
    Either way. Anyone can see….or should be able to see the differences in the people. The ugly ones ,and the beautiful ones….The hat filled ones and oppressed ones. And the Love filled and truly Free’d ones! We either set ourselves free..or are shown how..or we oppress ourselves or get oppressed and are taught how to do that..and think it is the only way to live!! 1world UP!! 🙂 One love!!

  6. Wise words once more from the big O, 🍀

  7. PookyH says:

    I love this – and I think it’s true… very true.

  8. dliw canis says:

    Reblogged this on dliwcanis.

  9. Val Boyko says:

    Life is a series of ups and downs. Once we get that, then we find our way through life – dealing with what comes up. Its makes us stronger and kinder.
    Be grateful for the ups and graceful in the downs ….. and find your middle ground where you are truly beautiful!
    Thank you O for sharing this.

  10. Amy says:

    Beautiful post! Thank you so much.

  11. Breakdowns make break throughs

  12. amiguiltyofgluttony says:

    Reblogged this on the taste of rain.

  13. allangilmour says:

    Life is all about learning. Human beings tend to only “change” and develop when a crisis has been at hand. If things are conveniently presented to us on a silver plate and little effort required, the characteristics of appreciation and true value are usually not recognised.
    Still, it´s a matter of opinion. Best regards from the three of us. 🙂

  14. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Very very beautiful dear

  15. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Reblogged this on Ajaytao 2010 and commented:
    Beautiful post by dear Otrazhenie

  16. Aquienle says:

    Bella imagen que transmite confianza y amor

  17. Beautiful and very wise quote 🙂

  18. Trisha Dey says:

    What a lovely lovely thought!!! Indeed True!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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