In my book, "I AM Ah-Man, Man-Heart-Trust," I give examples of some things that have happened in my life during the past 10 years or so. Most folks would consider these things to be very tragic. However, because of the changes (as described in my earlier January blog entries) I incorporated into my life, I was able to view these unfortunate events in a different light.
Similarly, I ask that you take some event that has happened in your life and review it. I mean all of it. (I would note here that you should be kind to yourself and start with an event of lesser, rather than larger, scope.)
I'll give you a short example taken from my life that is not described in my book. My parents died within six months of each other: first my Dad when I was 15; then my Mom when I was 16. Both my parents died of cirrhosis of the liver. Because they each suffered from the progressive disease of alcoholism, they had been incapable of taking proper care of me for quite a while. Later in life, when I was able to look at the bigger picture, I was able to see that the need to fend for myself at such an early age led to me developing into the person I ultimately became.
I did not (or felt that I could not) rely on others. I went out and did things for myself. I worked very hard to accomplish my goals because I knew there was no one (or so I thought at the time) to help me. At the same time, I went out of my way to help others who were in similar situations. This is a huge positive that came out of a negative experience early in life.
I ask you to try and look beyond the hurt or resentment of any one experience. Try to pull back and look at the big picture to see how the situation has made you a better person. You will find something positive there. Believe me. Everything happens for a purpose.
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