Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid, they have happy relationships, the children are acting normal. Business is successful; anybody could be positive then. Anybody can have a larger vision then. Anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances. Am I correct?Les Brown ~ Getting Unstuck
See, but the real challenge — the real challenge of growth mentally, emotionally, and spiritually comes when you get knocked down. Somebody said that that adversity introduces a man to himself or woman. How you handle it, that’s where the growth takes place.
Just because you have been good, have always done exceptionally well… doesn’t entitle you to a soft landing when you fall, because you will fall, in some way or another, sooner or later. How you handle that moment is what matters. Not being treated fair. When you are broke. When odds are against you. That is the moment that defines you as a person.
You cannot perceive spiritual truth until you feelingly experience it, and many truths are not really felt except in adversity.The Urantia Book, (48:7.18)
Don’t allow your emotions to control you. We are emotional but you want to begin to discipline your emotion. If you don’t discipline and contain your emotions, they will use you.Les Brown ~ Getting Unstuck