I was lamenting to a friend of
mine recently about how hard things seem to be lately, not just for myself but
for other people. I asked him, "Why is it like this? Why are so many
people overwhelmed? I mean, when do we get a break?"
He said to me, "These experiences make us stronger and help
us build character. We have to go through things in order to help others. It's
not Spiritual play; They don't call it Spiritual Work for nothin'."
I hated to admit to him that he was right but in my eyes, he is.
Nothing worthwhile comes easy, no lessons in life come without effort.
When we are in the midst of it, though, it's hard to see the good
that is going to come out of it. It's difficult to understand why we go through
what we go through, right? "It shouldn't be this way! I'm a good person
and not have to be dealing with THIS!"
Here's why good people get the challenges. Good people have the
strength and character to deal with the things that are challenging, though.
The good people are actually the ones that come out of the experience with a
new appreciation of what they have or who is in their lives. The good people
take the experience and do something world-impacting with it. The good people
are the ones who get molded into the people they can truly be through these
Nothing happens without consequence, whether it is positive or
negative. People who really are strong and powerful will survive, recover and
make the world a better place. And remember, impacting your own world
influences others which influences others, and then, well, global impact.
This is why we get the challenges we do. We get an opportunity to
take the "work" and make it our passions, our drive, our purpose and,
at some point, our happiness and our accomplishments.
So how do you feel about Spiritual Work? I'd love to hear your
opinions at firstname.lastname@example.org
~Copyright 2013, Mary D'Alba/Spiritualitygirl~
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