Posted in Philosophy, Psychology

Silent angst and secret joy

“There is an angst that can silently infest happiness just as there is a joy that can nestle secretly in sorrow” Peter Rollins

I can relate to the quote by Peter Rollins about the seemingly paradoxical co-existence of the two polarities of angst and happiness, or joy and sorrow, in our human experience. Yes, in reality, they are two sides of the same coin, like light and dark, or yin and yang, or rain and sunshine, or summer and winter; hence, we cannot have one without the other. Indeed, there can be no perfect happiness and there can be no utter sorrow, for every happiness is infested with a silent angst, just as every sorrow is infused with a secret joy. Such is the poetic and philosophical nature of our human experience, in which we touch happiness by embracing our sadness, and we touch sorrow by feeling our joy, in the multidimensionality of life and the fullness and authenticity of our humanity.




I am a beloved child of Divine Love/Great Spirit, and so are you. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. My main interests in life include Nature, music, spirituality, inspiration, philosophy, sports, reading and photography.

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