Abraham Lincoln Inspirational Quote


A beautiful quote from the legendary Abraham Lincoln that very much resembles a proverb we often use in Bulgaria:

Don’t ask the old one, ask the one who has suffered.

Meaning that wisdom and knowledge aren’t necessarily qualities of the elderly. You may be young but you may have suffered (experienced) a lot.

Which reminds me of another thought:

Suffering is knowledge. And while the accent isn’t on suffering but on experience, often the experiences that teach us the most are painful.

To go back to Lincoln’s quote, he uses the word “life” – it’s the life in your years that counts. And of course life isn’t only suffering (although in countries like Bulgaria often the focus is more on the negative stuff simply because people have experienced much of it), but also life is full of pleasure and happiness.

Life with its spectrum of experiences is our best teacher. And you can learn as much for an year as someone else will learn in their whole life. And sometimes there are times in our lives when we consolidate what we’ve learned while at other times we learn intensively.

At the end of the day, it’s living our lives that counts.

Do you share this same understanding? Have you ever felt you’re going through an intense course of learning and growing up? 

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I'm Vilina Christoph and I share my journey of healing and transformation. My awakening was triggered by the death of my mother and sister of cancer. When the feelings became too much to handle, I started documenting my experiences of dealing with depression and anxiety, coping with the loss and grief, and the general lack of motivation and joy in life.  Since the beginning of this journey of transformation I've learned compassion, acceptance and love for myself and others. My mission is to encourage others to look into their pain and take on the path of self-love. By accepting who you are with all your imperfections, by loving yourself fully with all your wounds, you find the strength to be your most authentic self and you unlock your unique gifts in the world.

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