Life has its own way of throwing challenges during our journey.
One of my friends, grew up in a rife torn home – his parents were not on amiable terms with each other and retaliated at the smallest of opportunities. Growing up in such a bleak environment, he was determined about one thing in his life. His family would always take precedence over other factors in life.
There could have been many ways he could have negatively reacted to the situation as he grew up, but he chose not to.
How can we cope with adverse circumstances beyond our control? How do hardships or challenges strengthen us?
Situations that cause or caused us heartache prepare us to deal emotionally and physically with possible similar scenarios in future. As we experience the unhappiness, our acceptance of the distressful feelings make way for our ability in becoming receptive to positive feelings and love.
Our acceptance of the negative emotions that we experience due to unhappy situations enables us to begin the process of healing and nurturing our Self back to its positive state.
These cathartic experiences enable you to look within, connect with yourself and learn about yourself. It also enables us to look beyond what we see immediately and see a larger picture. A picture that would become more clear as we enlighten ourselves through development and learning.
Tough times are the moments in our life that draws on our inner strength to overcome that traumatic period. The strength that we are capable of emerges for us as a realization of our tenacity. A tenacity to understand that to get the best of life, we need to be steadfast in our determination to overcome the challenge.
One of our greatest strengths in our life are those who love us and who have loved us – love us for who we are (our drawbacks and our positive qualities). During the darkest moments in our life, these are the people whose wisdom motivate and encourage us to move away from the darkness and into light and energy. Our appreciation of these special people play a crucial role in giving us strength through trials and tribulations.
Tragic situations that we are involved with, teach us the importance to look forward. If they have taught us a lesson of life, then apart from that we have the choice to look forward and move ahead. After all, the manner we choose to react to the situation will play a major role in the happiness in our life – the quality of our life.
Developing oneself amidst the hardships and the heart break of bereavement strengthens our ability to face challenges. It is no wonder, that many a time, life gets enhanced and personal development takes place after a trauma or severe challenge.
An enhancement that can emerge slowly but steadily with a dawn of awareness. A conviction that it is our attitude towards both hardships and victories that help us to become from who we presently are to what we dream of becoming.