These are trying times. Many of us are struggling to get by, being put to the test in a way, needing to make decision and choose what to focus our energies on. I invite us all in this time to see these challenges as opportunities, to see all challenges as opportunities. This is a chance to focus on what is most important to us, to accept the situation and decide how to make the best of it. Whatever your opportunities may be, meditate on them, trust that greater forces are at work and move forward with dignity and love. We cannot always control what will come to us in life, yet we can control how we react to what comes. Trust, accept, embrace and let go.
Here is a Chinese Parable that touches on this:
There is a Chinese story of an old farmer who had an old horse for tilling his fields. One day the horse escaped into the hills and, when all the farmer’s neighbours sympathised with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, ‘Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?’
A week later the horse returned with a herd of wild horses from the hills and this time the neighbours congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, ‘Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?’
Then, when the farmer’s son was attempted to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off its back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this very bad luck. Not the farmer, whose only reaction was, ‘Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?’
Some weeks later the army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied youth they found there. When they saw the farmer’s son with his broken leg they let him off. Now was that good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?Click here to comment on this post