Struggle Is Not Your Enemy
Playing with children has its own experiences and insights.
Last night my children persuaded me to join them in their favorite video game. Being a novice, it was a shocking power struggle for me. Armed with a keyboard with all the tools at my fingertip, I had to choose the most effective button to face the challenge. The first round was easy- peasy. A saber would swoon here, a smash would clobber there and the enemy was felled to the ground in one minute. The next level was a bit more challenging, with more props thrown in. But then I too had grown familiar to the game. The game caught on me, and I loved the new strategies and new twists in the plot. I was becoming smarter and quicker by each game. I knew when the game ended, that I would be looking forward to playing some more shortly.
Later that night, reflecting back, I felt how close this game was to life in reality!
Does not life often throw us fresh challenges unguarded? Are we not beset by milestones to reach, heights to conquer and depths to fathom? After accomplishing a feat successfully don’t we look back and feel proud of ourselves at having graduated into a skilled and matured person?
What is life after all, without a string of struggles decorating your neck?
WHEN STRUGGLE GETS PAINFUL
Pain and struggle are inevitable and unavoidable. We are born to labor pain. We must stop not wishing for pain and hardships. Make them desirable. Just like a bitter medicine pill. They are bound to come our way anyway. Don't choose what you want in life. Don’t prepare a wish list as most people say. Instead, make a list of what you can endure. Choose what you are ready to struggle for. Do a thorough introspection of yourself, of your temperament and evaluate your nerves. Then select your battles.
The higher the motive you fight for, the better becomes the quality of your life.
LIFE IS NEVER FAIR ON ME!
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