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A message to anyone who is struggling

Sep 28, 2023

“Whatever happens to you has been waiting to happen since the beginning of time.” Marcus Aurelius

 There are few guarantees in life and one thing we know for sure is that hard times will hit us at some point. This blog is particularly dedicated to anyone in that position now.

When watching an interview with Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi recently, he was asked by the host to give a closing message to anyone experiencing hardship right now. Master Yi paused and at first seemed reluctant to generalise, but then nodded as if agreeing to some internal dialogue and said the following;

“However bad things are right now, don’t give up. Don’t give up…because one day you will look back to this time and realise that this was exactly how it was supposed to be.”

Much like the opening quote by Marcus Aurelius above, the wisdom here is palpable. In the west we are fond of the saying ‘everything happens for a reason’ and this resonates in a similar way.

Whether it’s Zen Buddhism or the Stoics from ancient Rome, seeing life in this way given us an opportunity to step back and realise that this is one big journey. As nice as it is to imagine a life without hardship, challenges or stress, in reality that would lead to nothing but unhappiness.

In the same way a muscle needs to be torn in order to grow and the heart heeds to be pushed in order to be fit, the mind needs to experience tests in order to grow.

Every hardship is growth in wolf’s clothing.

 Have you ever met a truly wise person who’s had an easy life? No … and that’s because your hard times are what will give you depth in the future.

It’s not that the hard times and suffering define us, what defines us is our ability to learn and grow from them.

So hang in there.

    Why not book a consultation now by calling 07401127872 or by messaging through the website?

    I offer therapy online or locally in Sheffield.

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