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Friday, May 10, 2013

Your greatest gifts in Life come disguised as your worst nightmares

It is in your darkest hours that you are able to see clearly. This is when you truly understand your Life’s purpose and learn to live intelligently. So when it is dark, don’t despair. It is in the darkness of the night that you can see the stars!

No one loves darkness. Because we are all scared of the dark. As children we hesitated to enter dark rooms without an adult to help us turn on the light. Similarly, when sometimes Life does turn dark, with no light to guide us, no way forward that’s visible, we are overcome by fear. We start imagining that the worst is about to happen to us. That it is all over. We hate such situations don’t we?

But try loving a dark phase in Life than hating it and you will find it an extremely rewarding experience. When the chips as down and you are pushed by Life to a corner, if you actually pause to reflect, you will find a lot to learn from the situation. Ask yourself:

  1. What did I do or not do that has led me to where I find myself now?
  2. What can I learn from this experience?
  3. What must I do to change the situation and get out of the mess I find myself in?

These questions are not the only ones. But they begin a process of internal inquiry. You may not also instantly find the answers. But asking these soul-searching questions can beat depression for sure.

Remember: your greatest gifts in Life come disguised as your worst nightmares. Let me not tell you any story here. Be guided by your own Life’s experiences. Think of all the times in your Life that you have hated whatever was happening with you. Think of your evolution since. Haven't you found opportunities that you have benefited from ONLY because of the fact that you were in the throes of those crises?

The truth is that but for a setback, we never look for newer ways of surviving, working and, therefore, succeeding. Much of our intellect comes from knowledge acquired in University classrooms, but all our wisdom, which is understanding the meaning of all that knowledge, comes ONLY from the experience we go through in the classroom called Life!

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