[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]Nobody likes difficulties. We all believe that a beautiful life is problem-free. Everything should go according to plan and follow the script, like scenes in a movie. Unfortunately, life isn’t like a movie, we don’t get a chance to redo that scene because it didn’t go well. Real life means constantly adapting to handle the current circumstance. The real stress comes because we insist that things should only one particular way. Our world turns upside down when things don’t go according to OUR plan; that is what we call distress. Yet, without these problems or hiccups, our lives would be dull.
Imagine two rulers, one who always has issues to manage. Always on guard, they’re ready to defend their country at any moment in case of an attack. They would naturally need to have a sharp and keen mind, and their people would depend on them. In short, they would have a chance to be a true ruler.
On the flip side, imagine a ruler whose country has no problems, everything is perfect. They would naturally have a relaxed mind that can only become lazy and easily corrupt. Their people wouldn’t really need them: all is well. No parent wants children that don’t need them. The stress of raising them is a joy, many people struggle to get that stress.
Stress becomes either stress or distress (misery) depending on how you accept it. Our hearts are like our muscles and designed to stretch, face and overcome difficulties as they come. When we avoid difficulties we end up like the relaxed ruler. The burdens we’ve faced and the joy of overcoming them become the memories we treasure.
Elastic hearts love the opportunity to stretch and bend around challenges to find buried joy. Sadly, too many people see their hearts as breakable and avoid burden. In doing so, they avoid the joy as well. That is simply not true!
Let’s stretch our hearts and find the sweet memories that this next challenge will create. One day you’ll sit back and smile at how you’ve handled it, good or bad.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEuZW50cnktdGh1bWIlMjBpbWclMjAlN0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBtYXgtaGVpZ2h0JTNBJTIwNDAwcHglM0IlMEElN0QlMEElMEEucG9zdC1jb250ZW50JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwdGV4dC1hbGlnbiUzQSUyMGp1c3RpZnklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjB0ZXh0LWp1c3RpZnklM0ElMjBpbnRlci13b3JkJTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]