I truly believe that, no matter how bad or ... an event appeared at the time, ... ... happens for a reason - to teach us lessons as we grow in the ... journey' of life... an
I truly believe that, no matter how bad or traumatic an event appeared at the time, absolutely everything happens for a reason - to teach us lessons as we grow in the 'scholarly journey' of life... and that this only means that something much bigger and better, something way more beautiful is waiting for you - somewhere, somehow!
God can weave a beautiful tapestry from even the most tangled thread of a shattered life. It's just a matter of " hanging in by the fingernails" with the hidden strength of character, that we all have deep within us...and which is only severely tested in trials and tribulations. Like the 'pearl of great' price, which is produced by the intense irritation of the oyster. This suffering breeds our great strength of character, which is within every one of us.
Hard times strengthen our courage and our faith, even if we can't see it at the time through our severe pain. The important thing to remember is that we are MOVING, even when we appear to be "stuck deep in the mire of the smelly brown stuff."
Sometimes our steps seem to be painfully slow, as I experienced for a LONG time in my personal journey, yet I never gave up. Faith kept me going all those long hard years in the wilderness. Now I can look back and see everything, all the events, traumatic and happy in my life, that have happened to me, seem to have prepared me for this unique path, that I'm on. They (+ my life choices made) have "paved the way" for me to be where I am now in my life journey and they will "determine my destiny" in the days ahead.
It's not what happens to us in life...it's how we react to what has happened to us (the "10/90% rule")...and our success will largely depend on our ATTITUDE to life: through trusting our instincts, (our intuition, which, I believe, is the way we connect with God, a Being Far Greater than ourselves (and this connection to the SPIRITUAL is made through the subconscious mind, which operates like a receiving and transmission set). Like radio waves.
Enough of my "spiritual theories"...
Craig Lock "Information and Inspiration distributor" http://www.craiglock.com http://www.craiglockbooks.com
Craig is a writer, who believes in encouraging and helping others to strive for and accomplish their dreams. He truly believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their entire dream with enough faith. Craig's books are available at: http://www.nzenterprise.com/writer/books.html and http://www.novelty-gift.com/ebooks.html