Sometimes it is challenging to consider that in each difficulty or obstacle you face in life there are hidden gifts. This is especially hard to do while you are deeply embedded in the midst of the experience.
The poem below is a beautiful representation of what you can discover if you lean into the events in life that make you squirm or that cause your feet to want to take you away from unpleasantness or strife. Underneath your difficulties, there are amazing gifts of grace!
Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss
I gain the embrace of the universe;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me,
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed
Into its radiant jewel-like essence.
I bow to the one who has made it so,
Who has crafted this Master Game;
To play it is purest delight;
To honor its form – true devotion.
~ Jennifer Welwood
Breathe into the moments in your life that scare you or make you want to run away. Let your breath direct you to the deeper truth that the experience is taking you toward.
Be well and enjoy the beautiful unfolding of who you are,