It isn`t for the moment you are stuck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.
It’s not just major challenges that require courage. Even the minor skirmishes with life demand some deep breaths, perhaps hushed prayers and lots of hope. We’d glide more easily through every day if we’d accept the struggle is part of the process of life that it offers more opportunities for us to realize our individual potential than any other dimension of life.
Struggles strengthen us, enrich our character temper our emotions. They enhance our being in untold ways, and yet we plead to be spared them. How ironic that we each long for greater success, at least some recognition for our accomplishments, but recoil from the very experiences that guarantee these personal satisfactions.
My struggles today are my gifts in disguise
I will grow accordingly..
Maturity is the capacity to withstand ego-destroying experiences and not lose one `s perspective in the ego-building experiences.
Our emotional health is proportionate to our willingness to take personal responsibility for thoughtful responses to the myriad circumstances
in our lives. We are not powerless over our attitudes or over behaviors, even though we are generally powerless over the events themselves. The most troubling of times need not diminish us unless we let them.
Likewise, the flavor of the most pleasurable situation retains its long life in proportion to our willingness to assimilate the experience gradually, letting is enrich us but not overwhelm us. Overreaction to any event casts a spell over us, inhibiting our ability to perceive accurately the moments hours perhaps even days of experiences that follow.
Finding the balance between overly emotional reactions to people and circumstances and disinterested passivity takes effort and a commitment to emotional health. And that balance is the real key to experiencing a life that’s joyful.
No event need throw me today. And yet every situation offers me a chance to practice healthy living.
wait of someone else, or to expect someone else to make my life
richer, or fuller, or more satisfying, puts me in a constant state of
tempting it is to make another person responsible for our happiness,
and how absurd. To give such power to others means we`re at their
mercy; it does not mean we`re happy. Where are, accepting full
responsibility for our own acts and feelings does give us the power
to be happy as we choose, as often as we choose.
maturity precludes our blaming or praising another for our personal
well- being. There is reason to be exhilarated that we are blessed
with as much control as we choose to have over our own growth,
happiness and commitment to change. WE`re in another`s control only
by choice- never by necessity. And when we`ve given our precious poer
away, we`re reduced to waiting for someone else`s nod of approval,
waiting for their invitation to live.
time is now to decide for myself who I am, where I`m going and why!
The time is now!