The heavier and longer the hardship, or the challenging and enduring the suffering, the more strength and wisdom that can be absorbed and learned from it, in my own experience; however, one must remain faithful and positive, or at least have some awareness to see your situations through.
Why do you think one has to suffer, or go through losses, or fall into depressing times or challenges in life…?? We all go through it, rich and poor, educated and uneducated, man and woman, young and old; and it all comes to us for a reason, it all fits a design, which your mind does not have to understand really, you just have to be humble enough to accept what is and learn from it.
Whether you think you deserve it or not, accept what is happening right now; and accept that you have much to learn still, even though all the knowledge you have and your past experiences. Fools ask themselves “Why??” in the very rain and thunder of the storm, but the intelligent ones know to resist the storm and observe it in order to remember what we lived and so learn from it.
Life is truly the greatest teacher, not Jesus, not Buddha, not any other man or deity you worship or to whom you pray; but life is divine, which means that life, YOUR life, is highly conscious, it knows you and it forges you to be a better human being. The thing is, that life cannot force you to learn from the challenges and hardships it gives you; but that is up to you, either to choose depression and ego, or to choose resilience and wisdom.
Not easy for anyone, but 100% worth it; because each one of us has greatness inside, to build a great destiny or fate or future, or however you want to call it. But the direction you take is measured by your response to the challenges you live, and the decisions you make in your mind are everything.
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