We learn our lessons in the most difficult of times and difficult times are a necessary part of spiritual and emotional growth. It is only through difficult times that we learn how to become adept at dealing with and working through what we’re given.
I come back to resilience, because the more resilient we are, the more staying power we will have to get through those difficult times. Although resilience can help us bounce back, it can’t give us a life without stress. Instead, it will help us maintain a focus, so that we learn how to equate what we see and understand.
It is from our understanding that we will go on to learn our biggest lessons and create new opportunities. It is through those opportunities that we will gain a new way of thinking. Through new thinking, we’ll acquire more knowledge and through more knowledge, we’ll learn how to manage stress.
When we learn how to manage stress, we will become more adept at changing our perceptions on stress. With our changing perceptions we will learn our lessons, even in difficult times: lessons are necessary for spiritual and emotional growth.