When we face trials and tribulations in our life we complain about it. But life is a great leveler and if we give our problems meaning and transform it into something of value, they will cease to bother us.
Only through continuous effort and struggle does one tread on the right path of growth. There is no development without effort. And a sense of achievement and fulfillment is attained only after a struggle.
Your character defines your life. And to build character you have to cross a sea of troubles. Life will strip you of wealth, humble your pride, humiliate your ambition, let you down from the ladder of fame, and discipline you in a thousand different ways, if it can develop a little character in you. But in the end a priceless product – your character is developed.
Remember--what happens to you is not as important as how you react to what happens.
Soulspeak “Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.” ---Helen Keller
Have you ever tried filling yourself with `Love.’ Love for everything and everyone around you. Even those you seemingly detest. It might not sound appetizing, to love beyond a shade of doubt 3everything around you. Try it… even if for a moment… try it… that with every heart beat of yours, with that pumping of force that makes your physical being alive… there is love flowing out from your arteries… and feel that beautiful essence in all beings that makes the world go round, makes hearts flutter, the essence that can bring that ultimate peace one strives for at the pinnacle of spiritual liberation. Just try it.
And if you are unable to fill yourself with love, think about how you feel when you are unloved -- life is a grave. We live our lives by moments. And the moments that we tend to remember vividly are the ones when we have been happiest. These are moments that we have lived life to its fullest and it was possible because of the spirit of love. Learning to love automatically shows you the way to live.
Soulspeak “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” --Mother Teresa