How to see difficulties in your life as blessings

How to see difficulties in your life as blessings

It often takes a crisis to break through our usual models of the world. A crisis is a gift, an opportunity, and perhaps a manifestation that life loves us, by beckoning us to go beyond the dance we presently perform.” –Leslie Lebeau

I love life with its’ all shapes and forms. With its’ pleasures and pains, ups and downs, and hardships and ease. Life is a mosaic. Ying Yang. Sunshine and rain, cold and hot, summer and winter. Play along and everything shall pass good and bad, love and hate or positive and negative.

Why get so attached then to our shortcomings, difficulties or mishaps?

When there is a tiny speck in your eye and it hurt like hell. The other person trying to take it out tells you why are you making such a fuss. The person who has the speck knows the pain.

Life is short and can feel really long when you are going through hardship.

Here is a story about How to see difficulties in your life as blessings

Once, there lived a couple who loved to collect antiques. They were always on the look out for items to add to their collection. One day, they saw a beautiful teacup in a small antique shop. They asked the sales lady, “May we see that teacup? We’ve never seen one quite so beautiful.” As the lady handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke.

“You see, I haven’t always been a teacup. There was a time when I was just red clay. My master took me and rolled me and patted me over and over. I yelled out, ‘Leave me alone,’ but he only smiled, ‘Not yet.’ Then I was placed on a spinning wheel, and suddenly I was spun around and around and around. ‘Stop it! I’m getting dizzy!’ I screamed. But the master only nodded and said, ‘Not yet.’’ Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I wondered why he wanted to burn me, and I yelled and knocked at the door. I could see him through the opening, and I could read his lips, as he shook his head, ‘Not yet.’

Finally, the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. ‘There, that’s better,’ I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. ‘Stop it, stop it!’ I cried. He only nodded, ‘Not yet.’ Then suddenly he put me back into the oven, not like the first one. This was twice as hot, and I knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried. All the time I could see him through the opening nodding his head saying, ‘Not yet.’ Then I knew there wasn’t any hope. I would never make it. I was ready to give up. But the door opened, and he took me out and placed me on the shelf. One hour later he handed me a mirror and said, ‘Look at yourself!’ And I did. I said, ‘That’s not me, that couldn’t be me. It’s beautiful. I’m beautiful!’

‘I want you to remember, then,’ he said, ‘I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, but if I had left you alone you would have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I knew it hurt and was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn’t put you there you would have cracked. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn’t done that you never would have hardened; you would not have had any color in your life. If I hadn’t put you back in that second oven, you wouldn’t survive for very long because the hardness would not have held. Now you are a finished product. You are what I had in mind when I first began with you.’”

Author Unknown

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