Challenges and Hope

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“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”

— Dalai Lama XIV

We all have challenges

that present in many forms

internal or external.

Some seem insurmountable –

veritable mountains

with no foothold in sight.

Some seem scary

like looking into an abyss.

Some are easy enough

on first glance.

But all are real.

Sharing challenges helps

them seem less overwhelming.

Recounting victories helps

show that eventually

light can replace darkness.

Telling one’s story honestly

while looking in from

the outside may reveal a

different view, thus

leading to insight.

Sharing is the key

for one never knows who

may be going through

something similar and

need to see that there

is a glimmer of light in

their darkness – and provide

the catalyst to keep believing

there is hope.

210 & 22/365 XO Lisa

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