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Jul 09

In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity

The path of human experience encompasses a spectrum of experiences.  That is just one universal truth about what it means to be a human.  We all experience joy, peace, love, sadness, anger, fear and so on.


It is easy to embrace and enjoy life with vigor when circumstances and events are going your way.  Who doesn’t love the feelings of joy and success?  We all have a natural tendency to seek out and maintain these “highs” as long as possible.  But what happens when adversity seems to swoop in and wreak havoc?

As Albert Einstein said, “In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity.”  Well, yeah, that sounds great on paper but how do we do that?  How do we cultivate an appreciation for difficulty, struggle and challenge?  Lean in…just lean in.  Employ meditation, breathing techniques or exercise, not as a distraction, but as a means to quiet the mind to tune in, connect and hear the whisperings of your higher self.  A byproduct of “leaning in” is that it will organically support the maintenance of your inner peace.

emotionsTry to use your tools to stay balanced and know that there are some gems within the seemingly painful experience you are undergoing.  If you can stay out of the drama or pity cave there is so much to learn which will forever alter your human experience in a lighter, brighter and more blissful way.

The more you practice the appreciation of difficulty the easier it gets and the benefits continue to grow, expand and fill you up with lightheartedness, peacefulness and joyfulness.  It is a skill you can cultivate if you take the time, attention and care to do so.  As Pema Chodron, a Buddhist nun, states, if you learn nothing else than being “comfortable with uncertainty” you will reach new levels you never thought possible.

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  1. Jill

    This definitely resonates with me. I recently broke off a long-term romantic relationship that was not healthy because I was tired of it all. Now that I’m on the other side (after being very patient with myself for a long time) I see it as such a growth opportunity and am grateful for the experience.

  2. Lyla Porter

    I feel like the emoticon that has “censored” slapped over its face. Do you have any additional information to help me with managing life’s obstacles? It seems they are always hitting me over the head. Thanks.

  3. Gina Hector

    Hi, I recently heard about your site from a friend. I have been down in the dumps for a few years with serious health and family issues. This post really started me thinking about how I need to work on changing my perspective if I ever really want anything to change in my life. Thanks.

    1. Jen

      Hi Gina, first off I want you to know that things really can get better and that you are not doomed to live a life you don’t love.

      Food is a great place to start changing that relationship with life (that’s how I did it!).

      We have a lot of great FREE tools, recipes and uplifters here. If you need one-on-one support we offer a really affordable, easy and delicious way to start raising your vibe quickly!

  4. Jason

    Great nuggets of wisdom to have in your pocket for the walk of life. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Jen

      Aww, thanks for the sweet feedback. So glad you found it helpful! 🙂

  5. Donna G.

    So the message is that there is always a silver lining in a storm cloud? How do I focus more on that than the dooms day surrounding things?

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