Learn, Grow, Heal.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
So often when we walk through very challenging, difficult times we feel the heavy weight of worry. We wonder: “How will this turn out? How will I survive this? Am I going to be okay?” A good way to cope with these challenges is to remind ourselves we are not alone and there will likely be a good that emerges from this experience. We learn the most from mistakes and gain strength from the hits life presents to us. It is part of the process of how we learn, grow, and heal. No doubt we need to heal from the traumas we have incurred. But we also have to heal from the false notions we have held on to which bring us grief. We also have to heal from viewing life situations with fear, guilt and anger. When we look at life trying to avoid the worst case scenarios instead of focusing on the good possibilities, which can materialize in the midst of difficult challenges, we miss out. But if we discipline our minds to seek faith, hope, and joy we can achieve what we didn’t think was possible.
It is time to put aside excessive fear, guilt and anger to embrace the fullness of our strength and goodness. We all fall into the pits of fearful projections, or unreasonable guilt or angry reactions when difficult life events hit us. The trick is to climb out quickly with purpose. Our purpose is to capture the life we are intended to live with love.
-Mary Seyuin, M.A. LLP