Challenges often help us to realize what’s truly important to us. Adversities, illnesses, bumps on the road, and limitations within our mortal body living in a harsh physical world can also be seen as necessary challenges and reminders. To be grateful for life, and for others, and for being exactly where you are right now, for the ability to take in a breath.
Without hardships, we might never stretch or grow. It may well be the purpose of living in a world where we are all destined to die and have hardships along the way, to be unmoved and unafraid of physical and emotional calamity. Let it be compared with love, heart and spirit and see if temporary and small issues survive the encounter (all powerful closing movie scenes tap into this very ‘human’ experience in some way) .
The worst of all challenges and hardships, the death of loved ones and/or ourselves, inspires a search for feeling of inner peace beyond our body and mind, as the ones and things we love are constantly coming and going from our lives. Peace is a state of mind people say, but more accurately it’s a state of being and a sense of belonging to something beyond explanation. A genuine laugh or smile has a peace to it, often without trying or direct thought, but organic and magical all the more. We can live this way all the time, and while thinking about it consciously too, if we calm our mind and let our hearts guide us.