“For every negative experience that enters our lives, there is an equally positive experience that has or will enter our lives.” ~ MarDrag
“Try to remember this: to live, you need every experience. Some will come in glory and in beauty, and some in pain and what seems like ugliness. Life consists of opposites in balance.” ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
When searching for quotes for today, these appeared together and made a pattern I could not ignore. So I am posting them together, as they follow each other so perfectly.
Experiences…and Balance. It is what Life is made of. But, when we are going through difficult experiences, it is often hard to remember that they are just temporary and that we have equally positive experiences that happen as well. It is called the Law of Polarity, and if we can put this law into practice, it creates a greater Balance in our lives. For it is true that, for every negative experience, there is the exact opposite positive experience that has either already manifested, or is going to come to be. So, we can know that we are never stuck by our experiences…and this helps us to manage through the difficult times. And promotes a Balance that makes our lives easier to enjoy through the good times and deal with the bad times.
So too, the last quote fits here because…those very negative experiences that cause us pain impact us by the energy and attention we give them. If we see it as a crisis, then so it is. If we see it as a mere problem to solve, then so it is, and we can get back to Balance more swiftly. As the quote indicates…it is within our own Power of Reaction to decide whether a problem is insurmountable or the level of impact it will have on us. There is no problem without a solution. It is within our Decision and Reaction that it is determined how long or with what difficulty the solution comes.
We are Deciders. Once our Decision is made, life experiences can be managed and balanced with ease. So we must Decide how we choose to look at and react to Life Experiences. And know there is Balance, even when we do not see it.