Each and every day we are faced with numerous challenges. There is no getting around it — for the difficulties we face are one of the constants in life.
One of my favorite writers of all time, Paulo Coelho, once penned the following words: “When we least expect it, life sends us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready yet. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
It is the way we handle and accept our challenges that makes all the difference in the world. Do you find yourself in a moment of weakness? Are you scared as to what the future has to offer?
When faced with a challenge, I always find quiet time for prayer/meditation helpful. Within that space, I can regain my breath and regain a healthy perspective. It provides me the strength I need to stare my greatest challenges in the eye.
I dare you to find some quiet time today, tomorrow… and every day to think deeply about the following five words:
When life gets you down, it’s important to get down to the facts. We are usually surrounded by so much more love than we know. Think of all the people in your life that love your soul and want to see you happy. Imagine their love pouring into your heart and expanding it until it’s as expansive as the universe.
Secondly, consider the love you have for others. The love you have for them gives you a deeper sense of purpose and should fill your heart with joy. And, finally, give yourself a huge hug. You are loved by God and the universe. Don’t let anyone or any circumstance convince you of anything different.