Broken down or broken open

broken chair sitting in fallen leaves

“When you’re broken, you need to be reborn. Do not fight the pain; embrace it. Accept it. Live it.” ~Caitlin Cooper

All of us get our hearts broken at some point or another in this life. That’s inevitable. But we get to choose how we respond.

We can allow the pain to break us down by making us smaller as we run from that part of life’s experience, or we can allow the pain to break us open to be reborn into ever more expansive versions of ourselves by fully embracing the experience and using it to grow.

Which do you choose?