I believe the issues we deal with are our lessons and that if we were to stand back and look at those issues, we would see and understand how we could better put those issues right.
I work on the assumption that issues are obstacles, challenges and problems that we initiate ourselves. If you were to work on your understanding that everything happens for a reason, issues are lessons and once you learn how to understand those lessons, you’ll find the answer that resolves the issue.
Instead, we get caught up in internal dialogue and begin to ask why it always happens to us. The worst part of any scenario is the internal dialogue that comes with it, the self-questioning and self-pity. We spend too much time dwelling on our issues, instead of trying to find out how we can best address those issues.
This is a common human failing, but one that is easily remedied with a different attitude and perception from us. I never used my physical difficulties as an excuse to dwell. I innately knew they were there for a reason, years on and I have come to understand why.
We can learn so much by the cards we’re dealt, but the truth is we don’t. Instead, we must look for the lessons to understand their reasoning.