I wonder if beauty ever comes without the beast

I wonder if the beauty of every journey or relationship ever comes without its hardships? Every person I meet has a story of a painful journey that they have endured. Just like a caterpillar they are in the middle of breaking through and finding strength in their new found wings, to soar.


I admire their strength and tenacity but look forward, hoping my journey does not have to be so difficult. Then I look on the other side of life to people who swear by their methods, claiming life has been a pack of rosés without a single thorn or prick. Every picture is picture perfect. Their smiles and laughter so genuine, however I question are you truly happy or do you choose not to share your sadness with the world?


Personally I have faced the beast of my journeys, almost giving up during the battles I have faced. However when I have seen how far I have come, the great times and the past lows, it gives me strength and enthusiasm about my tomorrow. I have hope that greatness is ahead and if I give up now I may not get a chance to see it. So I push through until I break through.


I dislike the injustice I see, the beast of life. Like school the bullies in the playground try to push aside those they envy, but the race is not for the swift alone.


I look ahead and all I hope and dream of, I write. I share. I fall in love with. I walk each day to be closer to the image I imagine.


Each day I get that much more brave and dare to believe and have dreams that even I laugh at. I dare to encourage others even on days that I find myself grasping for air; needing encouragement. I get strength from those I love, arms readily available to hold my frailness in the way that they know how to.


I dare to look at the beauty of the roses despite the thorns that prick my fingertips, admiring the color and growth and their change of forms.  I look at the rose and admire that it can grow so beautiful despite the thorns on its side.
Perhaps my thorns are not so bad and I can blossom still so beautifully amongst the pain I have endured.



With love

Crystal Williams ud



Crystal Williams UD is the founder of Thinking Out Loud which is a conference held each year that encourages self love, promotes self-worth and most importantly empowers to feel comfortable in the skin that they are in. Crystal Williams is an affluent Poet, Motivational Speaker and Author. Her books have sold worldwide in the UK, Canada and USA.

2 comments on “ I wonder if beauty ever comes without the beast

  1. Beautiful!


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