Life continuously has its up and downs and built up walls that we need to face and once we make it over those walls, everything starts smoothing out. Other times we can feel trapped, as if life is falling down and crashing on us, just when things started looking better, fences block our road we are trying to go down which indicate we may have to take a detour. This detour is needed to push us to our capacity. Sometimes we do not know what we are capable of, the strength we have until we experience such obstacles and challenges. But why must this be life? Because these difficulties are for us to learn from, to learn what we do want and to learn what we do not want in our lives. You have to experience the hard, rough times in order to have the good, happy times. As Carl Jung puts it, “The word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” The hard times, even the good times make us who we are. Such times helps build our character, especially the way we behave and our actions as we go through our experiences. If our reaction is not too pleasant, we will be placed in a similar encounter (over and over again) until we learn what it is we need to change within ourselves to better ourselves. By keeping the light shining inside of us during such times, we are able to accomplish anything and we are able to overcome the obstacles and challenges that are put on our path and that are really inside of us. None of us are alone in such life experiences because we all have to face the demons and we are lucky enough to have those good times too. But with both, bad and good, we need to remember to be grateful for every given experience because it is an opportunity for each of us to learn, grow and develop. Do not ever give up and keep moving forward. By moving forward you are proving to yourself that YOU CAN DO IT which gives you more hope to resolve whatever it is that is inside of you.
We also have to keep in mind that we are all here for a reason and we are all very special in our own very ways. We each have talents, skills, even our appearances are different but that does not mean we are separate from one another… because within each and every single one of has a light that shines oh so brightly. We BE-ings need to find our full potential and share it…and always keep that light with us. Today and always, let’s be grateful for all of life, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful…. Live, learn, experience, explore, enjoy! Know that the light is something we all share together regardless the hard times; the light is ALWAYS there for each and every one of us. Find it and know everything is going to be alright…because everything ALWAYS works itself out!
Love, Light and Blessings you beautiful Beings,
“Many of us are frightened to look within ourselves, and fear has us put up walls so thick we no longer remember who we really are.” -Debbie Ford
“We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness.” -David Weatherford.
Photography by Dianne Furphy, 2012.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU CAN CREATE WHAT YOU WANT.