Healing is generally thought of in the physical sense of being sick and getting well. While this is certainly a valid part of healing, it barely scratches the surface. If we only look at healing as a method to get something back that we have lost, we have missed a great lesson and tremendous potential.
When you study stories of people who have gone through great struggles in their physical body, their personal life, their business life, or any other arena, they will invariably tell you that the road back to wholeness may or may not exist, but the road to a greater good has definitely been a part of their healing.
Who among us would not want to have the physical body you had as a teenager? But would you want to go back and face everything else that went with those years and the struggles you have gone through between then and now? You may never get back to where you were, but you will always have the opportunity to get ahead.
The stock market has resembled a roller coaster, sometimes on the down side of a great mountain. People have experienced tremendous financial losses. Those who will fare well are those who look at financial loss as an opportunity to learn and get ahead. Those who focus merely on getting back what they lost will, most often, be disappointed; and even if, over time, they are successful, they will merely arrive back where they started.
Every obstacle in life comes with a corresponding lesson and the seed of a greater good. Embrace the struggle and view healing as more than simply restoration—but, instead, as a life lesson in the great resources you already have inside of you.
Struggles often serve to release the wisdom, patience, and strength we all possess but too seldom demonstrate. Rarely are people at their best when circumstances are good, but when tragedy strikes or obstacles appear, you will find superhuman traits being displayed. In the aftermath of terrorist attacks, the goodness and even the greatness of people across the country became so commonplace as to no longer be newsworthy. Today, as you face disease, stress, struggles, or obstacles, embrace the experience and ask yourself, “What is the lesson and where is the advantage?”
Today’s the day!
Wisdom for Winners – A Millionaire Mindset : Jim Stoval