Life is a struggle from birth. We come into this world crying and helpless. Through trial and error we grow and learn, what is hot, what is cold, how to roll, how to wobble, how to crawl, how to stand, walk, run. As we grow up we learn about society and relationships, interacting with other kids, we learn how to learn, we get crushes and have heartbreaks, we play sports, learn about hardwork and defeat. The cycle of struggle, the knowledge and wisdom gained during and after. It is intrinsic to our existence and vital to our development as sentient beings.
Sometimes along the way we face obstacles, trials, people, circumstances, that are so overwhelming we feel lost; we feel broken, betrayed, dismayed and confused in the fog of it all.
In those moments we forget that we are made for the struggle, we are made to grow through adversity. The gravity of learning how to walk. All the times we fell down and didn’t give up. We got back up, we persevered. Though what we may face now or have faced is new and because it is new we are easily overcome by it. It is in principle no different than the struggle and transformation we made as newborns.
The problem is when we lose sight, when we lose perspective, when we victimize ourselves and grow tired of the struggle; we forget to look within ourselves, to assess the current circumstances and what we can learn from it, navigate it and conquer it!!! Sometimes the situations seem that they offer nothing accept the pain and suffering without relief, they are not as clear as climbing a mountain, or learning a new skill. It is in these times we must learn to understand how to gain from the suffering. We must understand that internal personal growth, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth; can only be refined and strengthened by our own conscious thought.
To say to ourselves, how can I remain calm, how can I love in this, how can I show empathy in this, how can I gain wisdom from this, how can I gain humility, etc. Through reflection, choose in these circumstances and storms to silence our minds, take control of our thoughts, to know ourselves. 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞
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