Things go wrong in life. They just do. And sometimes downturns feel like they’ll never get back to right-side up. Life is like that. So what! What we have been given is not what makes us who we are: the true measure of our soul’s success is what we make with what we are given.
The difference between learning to consciously suffer a negative state — versus unconsciously succumbing to its darkness — is the difference between learning how to saddle a stubborn mule to carry you where you wish — or — having to carry that mule on your back wherever you may go!
Evil transforms suffering into unconscious acts of blame, bitterness, and self-pity — harmful forces that punish everyone; while the Good transforms these same dark states into conscious suffering — creating humility that heals whomever it touches.