Adversity

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Adversity is nothing more than change that negatively affects our life. Our power does not lie in resisting the change, the circumstance, or the behaviours of others. It is accepting and adapting to it.

When things go well, we can get lazy and complacent. We can believe our own hype and stroke our own ego. Challenging times force us out of my comfort zone. Adversity propels us forward. we grow in ways that we previously thought impossible.

It is how we respond to what happens to us that is key to survival. If you are the type to make a mountain out of a molehill then you are going to have to deal with a mountain instead of a molehill. In other words, our problems are as big as we allow them to become.

No matter what is going on in your life today, become grateful in advance. There is a natural order to things in the world. When we believe things will work out, they do. Act as if there were nothing wrong with your life. Believe that the universe is plotting to do you good.

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
Haruki Murakami

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