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Adversity Truly it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest all of us. ~Meister Eckhart Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it. ~Joseph Conrad It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it is what we say to ourselves about what happens. ~Pema Chodron Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging. ~Will Rogers One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night. ~Kahlil Gibran Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~Arthur Golden We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree – deeply rooted to withstand all of life’s upheavals. ~Dodinsky Fear, uncertainty, and discomfort are your compasses toward growth. ~unknown The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life. ~Dalai Laima There is no today without its night. ~Portuguese proverb If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Charlotte Bronte The best way out is always through. ~Robert Frost We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. ~Helen Keller Regardless of the shadows that cross the moon to make it appear less than it is, to the moon, it is always full, so it is with us. ~Buddha What is to give light must endure the burning. ~Victor Frankl When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality. ~Pema Chodron Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. ~C. S. Lewis Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy. ~Felicia Hermans The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. ~Walt Disney Company, Mulan The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. ~M. Scott Peck The next message you need is always right where you are. ~Ram Dass Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. ~May Sarton You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation…and that is called loving. Well then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is only your aversion to it that hurts, nothing else. ~Herman Hesse We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them. ~unknown Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~Lao Tzu Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. ~Rabindranath Tagore God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. ~John Aughey I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being. ~Hafiz Even within the seemingly most unacceptable and painful situation is concealed a deeper good, and within every disaster is contained the seed of grace. ~Eckhart Tolle Joy is a mystery because it can happen anywhere, anytime, even under the most unpromising circumstances, even in the midst of suffering, with tears in its eyes. ~Frederich Buechner Give evil nothing to oppose and it will dissolve of itself. ~Lao Tzu Problems exist only in the human mind. ~Anthony de Mello Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. ~Shakti Gawain The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach. ~Laurens Van du Post I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~Agatha Christie It is a basic principle of spiritual life that we learn the deepest things in unknown territory. Often it is when we feel most confused inwardly and are in the midst of our greatest difficulties that something new will open. ~Jack Kornfeld Light in the darkness is the central paradox in any journey. ~Marion Woodman However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole. ~Muriel Rukeyser Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us. ~Stephen Tyler The more sorrow one encounters, the more joy one can contain. ~Malay proverb It is only by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. ~Joseph Campbell Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. Meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes There is no event on earth that has the power to disturb you or hurt you. ~Anthony de Mello Affliction is able to drown out every earthly voice, but the voice of eternity within a person it cannot drown. ~Søren Kierkegaard Life can be difficult; what an opportunity! The Light will disturb us when we’re comfortable, and comfort us when we’re disturbed. We turn to Spirit for help when our foundations are shaking, only to find that it is Spirit who is shaking them. ~Way of the Peaceful Warrior Happiness in comfort is not real happiness. When you can be happy in the midst of hardship, then you see the true potential of the mind. ~Huanchu Daoren The door to Hell is locked from the inside. ~James A. Pike The storms of life no more indicate the absence of God than clouds indicate the absence of the sun. ~John Blanchard How can something bother you if you won’t let it? ~unknown Stay in your seat come times of trouble. It’s only people who jump off the roller coaster who get hurt. ~Paul Harvey Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. ~Bernice Johnson Reagon The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. ~Theodore Rubin Negativity is wanting things to be different from the way they are. Or, to put another way, if you are content with the way things are, then there is no negativity. ~Georgia Nicols To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. ~Oscar Wilde In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish. ~Simone Weil Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. ~William Shakespeare Adversity is the first path to truth. ~Lord Byron You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. ~Walt Disney There is in every person’s heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. ~Washington Irving The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light. ~Joseph Campbell It is attachment to the condition that allows its presence. ~Shaun de Warren When you first learn to love hell, you will be in heaven. ~Thaddeus Golas It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it is the grain of sand in your shoe. ~Robert W. Service It is, moreover, only in the state of complete abandonment and loneliness that we experience the helpful powers of our own natures. ~C. G. Jung Ultimately it’s not what happens “out there” that upsets you, it is what happens in your mind. ~Eckhart Tolle If you are falling, dive. ~Joseph Campbell You don’t go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of dark night of the soul. ~Sam Keen The darkness needs to be seen, not as a threat, but as an opportunity to love. ~Emmanuel Difficulties along the way are opportunities in disguise; they reflect your expectations. Facing them with surrender helps you follow a more peaceful and perceptive life. ~Carl Abbott One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. ~Sigmund Freud Sometimes what hurt us actually free us. ~Yasmin Mogahed If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning. ~Kahlil Gibran When you are one with loss, the loss is experienced willingly. ~Lao Tzu There is a secret love hiding in each problem. ~James Hillman Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart. ~Myla Kabat-Zinn Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their course. ~Rumi When life becomes difficult, allow yourself to feel the pain in the moment. Go with it for as long as it lasts, and then watch it dissolve away. Pleasure and pain are merely states of mind, rather than situations. Every situation is neutral. ~Daniel Levin Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way. ~David Whyte Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises. ~Rumi