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Reasons to be grateful for life's challenges

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Geoff-Allen, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

    Sep 9, 2014
    Hope you're all well!

    Wasn't sure just-where-to-post-this ...

    I certainly do struggle at times to perceive "problems" as merely challenges - 36 years of living with paranoid schizophrenia is enough to test anyone's patience! :)

    I have mellowed with age and now try to do what this page suggests - isn't always easy - I am a work-in-progress ...

    Anyways, here is a small taste -

    Let’s be clear. Challenges in and of themselves do nothing. But they create circumstances where growth can occur in ways it can’t while sailing in smoother waters.

    In such moments, when we choose to rise to the occasion, we become stronger, more determined, better in so many small and large ways. We become more deeply committed to a life of purpose and meaning and personal decency as we come to feel a broader connection to the shared experience of humanity.

    The full article can be viewed here -

    11 Reasons to be Grateful for Life’s Trials, Challenges and Difficulties

    Wishing you all the best!

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  2. Hermit

    Hermit Member

    Jun 23, 2019
    As cliche as it might sound the phrase "without suffering there'd be no compassion" does ring true to me. Sometimes when someone is different from us we only begin to see them as human when we notice they can hurt the same way we do. And if we hadn't hurt ourselves we wouldn't relate to them. Suffering can be like a bridge that brings people together.
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  3. SienJoe

    SienJoe New Member

    Feb 25, 2020
    I am only at the beginning of my journey, but I managed to learn the bitterness of losing my parents. Sometimes I thought about why I was given such a test and why it happened .. This is a difficult topic to really comprehend. It was during this period that I began to notice signs of fate, including angel numbers. My mother always said that it was superstition but I'm not so sure about it. Maybe my guardian angel is just watching over me now?