|Our Biggest Challenges|
|Written by Brenda Shoop|
|Wednesday, 16 April 2008|
Our Biggest Challenges
by Laura V Hyde
Anything we go through can be used on behalf of the greater unfolding of humankind. Barry Kaufman, speaker and writer on making "love a choice" devotes his life to helping others embrace love amidst the confusion of life's challenges. He embarked on this benevolent venture after his son was diagnosed as autistic, "...hopeless, unreachable, a tragedy." Yet the Kaufmans chose to keep their hearts open and to see their son as "brain blessed." Abundant with love, they poured their hearts reservoir onto their son and ignored the dismal feedback from medical experts. In 1995, their son graduated with honors in biomedical ethics from an Ivy League college. Over the years, the Kaufman's choice to view obstacles as gifts has empowered thousands of people who have been faced with "challenging opportunities".
Our biggest challenges provide us with a means for serving others. Some of the world's greatest leaders and saints have undergone crisis or trauma in their own lives and have grown as a result of their challenges. Abraham Lincoln lost eight elections, declared bankruptcy twice and had a nervous breakdown between the age of 31 and 58 - all before he was ever elected President! No one understands another person's pain and can best support them than someone who has been there. That's why recovering alcoholics are the best champions for those entering recovery. In the book, You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay asserts, "It is my opinion that many really good teachers do not come from joyful households where all is easy. They come from a place of much pain and suffering and they've worked through the layers to reach the place where they can now help others to become free".
Clarity, Acceptance & Self-Love:
1. Instead of judging your past experiences, consider how they have helped you get to this point. Keep in mind that everything we experience is either love or a call for love.
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