Problems as Opportunities (Quotes to live by)
Sep 07, 2017
When we face challenges in our lives, it can really throw us off track and destabilize us. Once we start getting some perspective, we can learn and grow from the challenges and use the challenges as catalysts to propel us onto a path of learning, healing and growth.
Here is how Louise Hay thinks about it:
If we can use our problems and illnesses as opportunities to think about how we can change our lives, we have power.
When there is a problem, there is not something to do, there is something to know.
Louise Hay is the one who popularized positive affirmations as tools for transformation and growth. Used wisely, affirmations can be helpful in changing thought patterns and beliefs that no longer serve us. Here are two powerful affirmations from Louise:
When we want to change a condition, we need to say so. "I am willing to release the pattern within me that is creating this condition." You can say this to yourself over and over every time you think of your illness or problem. The minute you say it, you are stepping out of the victim class. You are no longer helpless; you are acknowledging your own power. You are saying, "I am beginning to understand that I created this. I now take my own power back. I am going to release this old idea and let it go.
If you experience a health challenge, Life is inviting you to love yourself. In other words, no matter what your problem is, there is only one answer: loving yourself.
Illness is an invitation to change your relationship with yourself for the better.
In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. Change is the natural law of my life. I welcome change. I am willing to change. I choose to change my thinking. I choose to change the words I use. I move from the old to the new with ease and with joy. It is easier for me to forgive than I thought. Forgiving makes me feel free and light. It is with joy that I learn to love myself more and more. The more resentment I release, the more love I have to express. Changing my thoughts makes me feel good. I am learning to choose to make today a pleasure to experience. All is well in my world
Writing the Daily Wisdom blog is a way to keep myself consistent with my intentions, both for writing and for living my values on a daily basis. I hope it inspires you too!