Victim or Victor?
We all have a choice! That choice is to live your life as either the victim or the victor. Which side of that moment of truth is affecting your life? We all have challenges that change us, what defines us is how we make it through those challenges and whether or not we come out on the other side with more wisdom than we went in with. We are meant to learn and grow, use the wisdom we acquire to assist us on our journey and not let the hard times defeat us.
We all have a story that we tell over and over either internally, out loud, or both and that story can either inspire great change or imprison you. It is difficult to have challenge after challenge, especially when those challenges feel so defeating that you don’t think you have the energy or will to keep going. I always view the harder challenges as defining moments for myself and believe that there is a reason within the greater picture for them to be presented in my life. Even though some are very difficult on my emotions I embrace them as blessings and believe that their magnitude only translates to a greater destiny for myself. This personal theory allows me to get through them faster and helps me to maintain my faith and develop a stronger sense of hope for the future.
I find that much later after going through something challenging that in reflection I can finally see the difficulty in the degree it actually was and usually we view things as being worse than they actually are when we are in the midst of them.
I recently came across some wisdom imparted by Deepak Chopra from the Introduction in his book “Creating Affluence” that I thought was such a great concept, one that I intend to incorporate into my daily thoughts.
A spiritual teacher once said “There are two Goddesses that reside in the heart of every human being. Everybody is deeply in love with these supreme beings. But there is a certain secret that you need to know, and I will tell you what it is.”
“Although you love both Goddesses, you must pay more attention to one of them. She is the Goddess of Knowledge, and her name is Sarasvati. Pursue her, love her, and give her your attention. The other Goddess, whose name is Lakshmi, is the Goddess of Wealth. When you pay more attention to Saravati, Lakshmi will become extremely jealous and pay more attention to you.” The more you seek the Goddess of Knowledge, the more the Goddess of Wealth will seek you. She will follow you wherever you go and never leave you. And the wealth you desire will be yours forever.”
Honestly this makes sense because the more you pursue knowledge, the more it changes your focus and intention. Sometimes our attention to the lesser gratification can impede us from discovering the greater manifestation.
Embrace your moment of truth, listen to the Universe’s whisper as it guides you to your destiny.