And Richard Bach goes on to write… “We seek problems because we need their gifts.”
Wise words, indeed.
Now, is it just me, or does it kind of piss you off to read stuff like this while you’re dealing with crappy problems?
Like, I know we’re supposed to be all enlightened and shit, but now you want to tell me that I’ve been seeking this crappy problem because I need some kind of gift?
Uh huh. Yeah. I feel you.
I’ve been dealing with a couple of problems myself lately and I have to admit that a part of me just wants to go find Richard, bitchslap him for being so damned positive, and say, “You must need some kind of gift, buddy.”
And you know what really pissed me off? (Just for a minute.)
Because when we stop and take a step back so we can see the big picture, all the problems of the past have transformed into defining moments for learning and growing and becoming the people we are today.
And that reminds me of some other wise words from another Richard; my mentor, Richard Bandler…
“People like to say, ‘Someday you’re going to look back at this and laugh.’ And I like to say, ‘Why wait?’”
Because while we don’t always have a say about shit happening, we do always have the choice to change our perspective and deciding to feel really freaking good for absolutely no reason at all sure seems like a pretty damned good reason, doesn’t it?
And realizing that you always have a choice about how you’re feeling in this moment, regardless of what’s happening around you, I guess you could say that really is a present now, isn’t it.
Damn those Richards for being so wise!
I was kinda enjoying being pissed off there. Just for a minute. ;))