It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
Life is a series of contrasting events, each demanding different emotions to get through, rise above, out distance, or live to the fullest. Joy is a part of life, but sorrow has its fair share of miles on this journey. We may wish that things were effortless, yet if the road was the same for the whole trip we would be bored or brain-numb within a few short miles.
It makes no sense to court the bad things, but maybe if we looked at them a bit differently their worth might become something sensible. When a negative occurs if we take some time to reflect what positive can be learned from it, instead of simply blindly reacting to the pain it inspires then it will be instantly fruitful. The pain will still be a reality, but its intensity will be muted and our ability to shoulder its weight will be strengthened by assigning it a purpose.
Things done for a reason are simply much easier to do. When no other purpose can be readily applied, using personal growth always works. We graduate from one crisis to another by means of inner strength gained on the hard paths of our past. And the peaceful times between are all the sweeter from the struggle we each make to get there.
THINK ABOUT IT
LET IT GROW
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