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What’s the most real thing you’ve ever felt?

What experience has felt the most real in your life?

Neither of those questions do complete justice to what I’m trying to get at.  But I think we often go through life merely touching and then moving past experiences and emotions.  Rarely do we experience something that feels really real.

For me, I’ve found realness in hurt.  A realness that has made me feel deeper, wiser, more alive and more present.  It’s a hurt that is so real it’s woken me up and made me new.  It’s absolutely the most real thing I’ve ever felt in my (almost) 25 years of life and I’m coming around to genuinely being thankful for it.


About Samantha Curley

Hi! My name is Samantha Curley. I live in Pasadena, California where I run a non-profit organization called Level Ground (onlevelground.org). I like to ponder, ask questions, and share stories about life, art, and faith.


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