Short and Sweet #145 – Understanding Life In Difficult Times


We all have or will experience tragedy, pain and sorrow in our lives. This is a natural part of life. Thinking that life has to be perfect to be happy is a recipe for suffering. In addition, comparing our lives to someone else and thinking if I only had what they have my life would be perfect will end in suffering too. I can assure you that nothing outside you can bring you lasting happiness or eliminate suffering from your life. During difficult times, the tragedy is not the experience we are having; the tragedy is that we do not take the time to understand the meaning.

I have said this before but it bears repeating, in all tragedy is the seed for healing. Tragedy brings the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our human experience on all levels. It opens the door to connect with the True-Self and to have a greater connection and understanding of our fellow human beings. Tragedy can open the bridge between the world we live in and spirit. If we overlook these opportunities, we are missing the gift that tragedy and suffering bring. If we are not careful, it is just as easy to allow the tragedy to take us in the other direction, letting our fear lead us into anger, resentment, overwhelming suffering where we can become stuck for years.

In life, we always have a choice no matter what the situation is and we need to recognize that in every situation is every outcome. What I mean by this is that there is good in the bad, all things exist at the same time. We have the choice to see what we want. When tragedy strikes take all the time you need to feel the feelings, but remember not to overlook the opportunity. Do not be swallowed up by your tragedy and remember who you are, tap into the truth of the True-Self to find your way to a new you.
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