“Be aware of the need to be grateful for the suffering and struggles that are part of the fabric of your life. Sometimes it’s easy to simply be angry at your suffering rather than to know that it is the catalyst for your searching and awakening.
Your ability to know the power of kindness and love most likely grew out of some darkness and pain in your past. Without those experiences you would still be stuck. Addictions teach the elixir of purity. Anger teaches the ecstasy of love. Ingratitude teaches the need for gratitude. Hoarding teaches the pleasure of giving. Your own pain taught you how to be more present and loving with others.
Your chicken pox taught you how to avoid it later in life, by giving you the opportunity to build up the antibodies in your immune system. Life gives exams! Be grateful for those exams rather than critical of them.”
Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny
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