Know true joy through true sorrow.
Doesn't it seem like every inspirational, amazing person out there has a sad story to tell about their past? People like Oprah and Louise Hay have these amazing, struggles from the bottom to the top, stories to tell. It seems like you have to come upon hard times in order to truly be an amazing person. Go figure! I am not saying everyone has to suffer to be good or amazing. But it is difficult to know yourself if you haven't experienced the spectrum of life. You have to test yourself on these levels to truely know yourself! See the article I just wrote on testing your "good and "bad".
As the a spiritual person, I am often seeking to be higher vibrating, more open, and a better, lighter person. But in doing so, I can not deny myself the opposites of those things on some level. I can not pretend they don't exist in my world, because they do. Rather than ignore them or reject those "bad" things, I choose to learn from them, experience them if I must and allow it to teach me to go higher. It is that concept of knowing true joy through true sorrow.
Insightful Inspiration of the week
Test yourself on something you would label "bad". Perhaps it is an emotion, like anger. Perhaps it is an idea about how much money you "need" vs. what you can't live without. Just dig in on a topic you have put on one side of the spectrum and believe you must at all costs not cross. What would happen if you did cross it? What are you telling yourself about this? Can you let that belief go a little bit? Remove the resistance to that opposite end, maybe even experience a version of it.
This is an awesome time in your life to rise higher, meet new challenges and be even more authentic than you are today. But you can't do it without exploring all sides of the situation first. Have fun with it. Push yourself and be that next level of YOU.
Have an awesome week. As always comments are welcome or start a discussion with me on Facebook.