I have come to believe some of the deepest values of life are often found in adversity…more than anything else,it challenges all the hopes and expectations of our ego…undermining the ego can have a deep cleansing and liberating experience which could be considered a valuable silver lining of adversity.

Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect,because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred back doors through which I can escape from enduring habits. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Misery comes through the front door but freedom comes through the back door..but the back door can only be found when we give up trying to get out the front door~Sid

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~Arthur Golden

The strong wind of adversity blows away all of our superficiality and petty preoccupations and leaves us naked ..and when we are no longer fearful of nakedness we are free of pretension and falsehood~Sid

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. ~Barbara Bloom

When we “crack up” or “fall apart” we have the opportunity to reintegrate our personality by using this experience in new ways enriching our life.~Sid

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. ~Robert Fulghum

In times of crises we may experience a surge of energy giving us a strength previously unknown.~Sid

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for they shall know the kingdom of heaven.”~ Bible

The spiritual journey involves much disillusionment and the letting go of unnecessary attachments. ~ Sid

Related Pages:
Collapse of Ego
Letting Go
Simple Life
Value of Boredom

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