Every experience, every obstacle, is an opportunity for reflection and meditation.
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that some problems must be endured before they can be solved. Buddhists refer to this phenomenon as “taking your life on the path”—using problems that can’t be eliminated to refocus your potential.
It’s human nature to push away negative feelings. But in order to grasp the universe’s essential truths, it’s necessary to practice endurance and patience. Instead of suppressing difficult emotions, try embracing them. Approach bad situations with pure awareness instead of preconceived judgments and fear.
Most negative experiences are more easily endured with acceptance, and even the worst things you endure can transform into chances to shine. Look for more Joyful Wisdom in our latest Instaread.