Life is full of unexpected suffering. Even so, as Eleanor Roosevelt said: “If you can live through that [a difficult situation] you can live through anything.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this difficulty. I can take the next thing that comes along.'” That’s exactly right. Struggling against great difficulty enables us to develop ourselves tremendously. We can call forth and manifest those abilities lying dormant within us. Difficulty can be a source of dynamic growth and positive progress.

Though it may be hard we must learn to embrace our difficulties and look within them and ourselves to come to understand and develop our next steps through that moment and this life. This is growing along our path and brings our wisdom to fruit.

Peace and Love, Jim

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