It’s in the Struggle We Find Our Strength

Posted on July 25, 2011

There is always light...

Today I wanted to do something on the idea of overcoming the life issues faced in the journey getting from that place of feeling broken to where we begin to own our power and pave our own way.

This post is inspired by Kathleen Young; a powerful individual and therapist providing trauma informed care to those seeking support in their recovery process.

Kathleen discusses the idea of in her own life, contemplating change and the stressors that accompany it.

She shared this quote by Pema Chodran, an Ordained Buddist Nun who has been teaching for the past twenty years or so on developing our inner wisdom:

We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. ~Pema Chodran

The thing about the healing journey is that sometimes its easy to view life – the people, places and things around us, our daily and past experiences – as the problem

The problem with that is how we often become victims to our circumstances and thus feel powerless to overcome life’s difficulties.

Yet – when we begin to see ourselves from the perspective of the creator of our experiences we also begin to see that it is in the going through the struggle that we find our strength and our best life.

You can read the entire article at Kathleens Blog Treating Trauma here: Never Not Broken | Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma.

Pema Chodran’s foundation where you can register for her weekly teachings is here.

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