Anne Morrow Lindbergh certainly experienced her portion of pain as well as beauty in her life.
In the book War Within and Without, she writes:
“Go with the pain, let it take you … Open your palms and your body to the pain. It comes in waves like a tide, and you must be open as a vessel lying on the beach, letting it fill you up and then, retreating, leaving you empty and clear …. With a deep breath – it has to be as deep as the pain – one reaches a kind of inner freedom from pain, as though the pain were not yours but your body’s. The spirit lays the body on the altar.”