Seeing The Silver Lining - Lauren Bell

Seeing The Silver Lining Difficult Times Lead to Profound Growth

How often do we see the gift and blessings that came out of difficult times?

The proverb ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ can be traced back to at least early 17th Century. It reminds us that difficult times do pass and that there is something positive to be found in negative situations.

Life can be so difficult. When we are in the midst of tough times it is easy to be engulfed by the feelings it evokes and the meanings we ascribe to it.

And although we do know that things will pass with time it is important to feel and experience the depth of what we are going through. Otherwise, we are just band-aiding the pain that needs to be healed and it will continue to rise up until we do deal with it.

Looking back at some of the most difficult times in my life I realise they were times that I experienced the most profound growth.

Although the pain was great it allowed me to make difficult decisions that I had been avoiding. I was able to finally face, to stop and listen to what my heart was telling me.

Many times I had a 180-degree turn in my understanding, in my courage, in my self-deserving.

I do believe in a Universe¬†that happens for you, not to you, so at some level, there is always soul growth and expansion occurring even when it seems as though this can’t be so.

My love to you if you are on that difficult road right now and I pray you get to experience the silver lining soon.

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