“The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

We struggle and we reach for a better life. Do you wish life was without challenges or setbacks? If it were so, how would you realise your potential without struggle? Without growth life is dull and dreary.

We struggle so that we may overcome, for in overcoming we prevail and realize our magnificence. We are endowed with an inner calling to grow and thrive. It is inbuilt into our genetic coding to grow into a better version of ourselves.

The principle of duality, contrast and paradox work in harmony with one another. Yin energy is the complement of the Yang energy. Life is called a journey, for it is the experiences we embark upon that have a lasting effect on our lives. This is why life is a series of highs and lows. The moments of bliss or episodes of agony are a focal point long after the experience has taken place. We should not assume life will conform to our desires at the drop of a hat, rather we must allow life to flow through us, unimpeded. We do so by remaining receptive to what shows up, even if we believe otherwise.

The purpose of life is to create itself anew within each moment. Through chaos life is born, which serves as the impulse for its creative expression. We see this application in nature. Diamonds are formed under intense pressure, heat and agitation to become brilliant, enduring and beautiful – cues well observed.

Peace and Love, Jim

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