Posts Tagged ‘misfortune’

As the Rose of the Soul Unfoldeth

October 13, 2011

"The Soul of a Rose" by Julieanne Angel Case (julieannecase.com)

Nobly enduring suffering bestows wisdom; and wisdom provides insight into the value and the necessity of suffering.

God, whose law it is that he who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus

Conversely, drowning in self-pity defeats the purpose of your suffering and brings (more…)

Ice Flowers on the Window Panes

August 27, 2011




Adversity compels you to dig deep within until you tap into the bottomless well of courage and fortitude that is your Divine birthright.





You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.
Mary Tyler Moore

In the worst of times, you may (more…)

Two WIngs to Fly

August 14, 2011


Every tussle with adversity is designed to further buff the perfectly formed diamond of your soul.

If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?
Rumi

An athlete elevates his game not by practice alone, but by competing against stronger opponents.

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke



Embrace your inner David and (more…)


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