Adversity and Its Value
Do you sometimes pause and reflect upon occurrences that do not seem to offer anything but misery? Do you wonder why you must experience these unwanted things? Do you believe them to be out of context with what you sought to do or be in this life time?
Might we offer something to try out in the future when you find yourself in a situation, not to your liking? Would you now pause in you recognition of this thing you believe to be unpreferred? Would you look upon it and realize how it may not be as you perceive it to be? Will you stop now and reflect upon this unwanted thing as you slow or still your mind? In this way, the mind does not continue to fill in all the blanks. Sit with this now in contemplation.
And so, do recognize there are things within life that will bring you a measure of added value. Added value when you can look upon them as a messenger. They bring insights that you did not have before. They also show you how another might respond to a similar occurrence. One where a similar drama is experienced. You can see how the dominos fall down when they are lined up a certain way. Ultimately, they show you the outcome of a plan devised earlier in time. One that you devised. These things provide you with insights unseen from any other vantage. Might you look again to see what this might offer from the vantage of possibility and purpose?
Good and bad things are experienced in this physical dimension. And really, what is good and what is bad? Why judge each accordingly? And so, when you create an idea and you want to play it out, then you have to be ready to see what measure it produces. What will come of the plan you devised? As you consider this, also consider that all your steps move you to a place conceived and prepared by your previous steps. Each leads you to the next. When something ill-conceived occurs and it moves you out of a planned path (one consideration you had devised to be your next best step), know there were other steps you might have taken. But each must first have been perceived. And so, when something occurs that moves you away from what you had planned to do next, can you look upon it with unimpassioned eyes? In this new recognition, can you see how it is moving you away from one thing and toward another?
Gifts Offered, When Seen
In this way, you can recognize the gift it sought to impart. But in order to see a gift, you must also recognize what it seeks to impart. Can you see this? Can you step back in any occurrence during the activity of it to see the rest of what you didn’t initially recognize? What you might glean from having experienced something not quite expected. Can you see a pattern? Recognize these patterns so they do not take you on a ride. Pause and slow the mind to see the overarching premise and thus the gift given.
And so, move this day with the knowledge that each is a gift awaiting discovery. Each is a gift that is wrapped and has yet to be opened. Each is there for your discovery. In the discovery, recognize what it sought to bring you. It provides unseen answers. Answers to your next best step. So move in the wonderment of all these insights seek to provide. Give gratitude as you now look upon each thing to see them a bit differently than before.