“Every difficulty in life presents us with an opportunity to turn inward and to invoke our own submerged inner resources. The trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths.” – Epictetus, The Art of Living (A New Interpretation by Sharon Lebell)
This quote from Epictetus landed in my in-box this morning. Seemed rather timely, given my recent trial with the unwanted biopsy.
One of the paradoxes of life is the great learning and depths we achieve as a result of walking through fire, and yet we rarely welcome these trials at their outset. How can I hold this prize in front of me, when I face that next difficulty?