We can learn or we can suffer.

We often encounter events we’d rather not have happen. We try to resist them, we regret them, we have a hard time—physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. We feel we would have been just fine without the unwanted occurrence. and may even rail against the divine for making it happen.

Our lives are all about change and evolution. All of nature is always becoming a better version of itself. But usually this results from unplanned events. There are few of us who might feel we haven’t changed enough recently. We mostly don’t try to spur our own evolution.

Today’s message reminds me that I will want to find the good in any experience, however painful it might seem. Learning from an unwanted event is a form of personal alchemy for me.

Please reflect and share. What hard situation might you learn from?

For more on this topic, please see Chapter 7 Let Go and Be Free from my book The Sharing: The Owner’s Manual for Being Human.