“When it seems impossible to stop in the midst of turmoil and suffering and search for blessings, remember that all the times that seemed so traumatic in the past now seem, in retrospect, to have been valuable growth experiences. The former alcoholic almost always blesses his drunkenness. The wealthy person praises his earlier poverty. The recovered heart attack patient values the experience of illness. The happy couple extols the pain of their separation. Every despairing time has served to bring you to a higher, happier place in your life. Therefore, I urge you to stop considering any life experience in terms of despair.
Imagine yourself looking back at this particular moment and use the hope of growing beneficially from the experience, to stop self-pity. Let despair dissolve into gratitude for the opportunity it truly represents.”
Wayne W. Dyer, in “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”
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