Whenever there is a challenge


“Wherever there is a challenge, there is also an opportunity to face it, to demonstrate and develop our will and determination.” ~Dalai Lama

We often treat the challenges in our lives as obstacles or things that defeat us.

As soon as the challenge appears, we look for ways to avoid it or minimize it.

What if we were to face every challenge as an opportunity for growth?

That changes everything, doesn’t it?

What challenge do you have the opportunity to face today? What would you need to take that opportunity?

Befriending trouble

Make trouble your friend

“Trouble creates a capacity to handle it…meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

What would it mean for you to meet trouble as a friend—as something that will expand your capacity to problem solve and deal with challenges—instead of as an enemy there to defeat you?

Can you feel how much that changes things?


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Trust the process

“Grapes must be crushed to make wine. Diamonds form under pressure. Olives must be pressed to release oil. Seeds grow in darkness. Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed or in darkness, you’re transforming. Trust the process.” ~Lalah Delia

When challenges come our way and our life as we have known it is crumbling before our eyes, it often feels like the end of the world for us. It’s easy to let fear take control in moments like these. Recognizing that these are moment of transformation makes it easier to face the fear, have courage, and trust the process to lead us into new beginnings.


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