I’m Thankful For My Struggle

I'm Thankful For My Struggle
graphic © inspirationpowerboost.com (with permission)

“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”

This quote speaks to the idea that struggles and challenges can be an important part of personal growth and development. It suggests that without facing difficulties, we may not discover our own inner strength and resilience. This quote also implies that without struggle, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals.

The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, as depicted in the image, is an excellent analogy that illustrates this quote. The caterpillar goes through a process of struggle and transformation as it transforms into a butterfly. Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar’s body is breaking down, and its cells are rearranging to form the butterfly’s wings. This process is difficult and might be painful, but it is necessary for the caterpillar to become a butterfly. It might not also understand the changes it is going through.

In the same way, we as humans go through struggles and challenges that can be difficult and painful, but these struggles are also necessary for us to grow and develop as individuals. Like the caterpillar, we must go through the process of breaking down and rebuilding in order to reach our full potential. The struggles we face can help us to discover our own inner strength and resilience, and to become the best version of ourselves.

The quote also highlights the importance of gratitude and patience, even in difficult situations. Instead of dwelling on the negative aspects of struggle, it encourages us to find things to be thankful for in the midst of difficulty. In the same way, a butterfly, once emerged from the chrysalis, can fly and appreciate the beauty of the world, while a caterpillar would have never had the opportunity to do that.

A further insight is in the metaphorical idea that we may have the potential for incredible but unforeseen transformation. On a soul level, you have wings waiting for you and your current existence was “just the caterpillar level”.. it’s time to fly…

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I Want To Say Thank You To The Rare Few Individuals

I Want To Say Thank You To The Rare Few
I Want To Say Thank You To The Rare Few Graphic © InspirationPowerBoost.com (with permission)

“I want to say thank you to the rare few individuals in my life who have listened without judgement spoken without prejudice helped me without entitlement understood without pretension and loved me without conditions.”

Listening is an essential aspect of any relationship, whether it’s a romantic relationship, a friendship, or a professional relationship. It’s an act of empathy, of understanding and valuing the other person’s perspective. Listening without judgement is even more rare, it shows that the person is open-minded and willing to understand the other person’s point of view without imposing their own beliefs or opinions.

This quote highlights the importance of listening, understanding, and loving without conditions, and how rare and valuable these qualities can be in relationships.

Unfortunately, misunderstanding and judgement are all too common in our world. People often jump too quickly to conclusions and make assumptions about others, rather than taking a little more time to truly listen and understand – understanding that things are usually deeper than they first appear.

On the other hand, when we are truly heard and understood, it can have a profound impact on our well-being. It can foster feelings of connection, trust, and validation. It can help us to feel seen and valued for who we are.

This quote also highlights the vivifying nature of love without conditions; love that is given freely, without any expectation of receiving something in return. It’s rare to find someone who truly loves and accepts us for who we are, without trying to change us or impose their own standards or expectations. This type of love is unconditional and it’s regarded as the most powerful and healing kind of love.

15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life

15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life
15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life Graphic © InspirationPowerBoost.com (with permission)

Here are 15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life together with our own notes:

1. Everything Is Temporary

When we are younger we tend to act as though we have forever and don’t appreciate all the things we have. It so often only hits people when it is too late that the time is gone.

2. Life Isn’t Fair

This is a universal fact. There will always be people who are having an easier time and people having a harder time than you. Expecting life to be fair will lead to great disappointment. We don’t all get dealt the same cards.

3. Family Matters More Than Friends

Nobody will (typically) be willing to go further for you than your family. Not only do you need them but they need you.

4. Others Treat You The Way You Treat Yourself, Not Them

This is really a note about setting boundaries. What you are prepared to tolerate will dictate who you associate with and consequently, how you are treated.

5. The Sacrifices You Make Today Will Pay Dividends In The Future

If you want to achieve long term goals you must be prepared to make sacrifices for them now.

6. Sacrificing Your Health For Success Or Wealth Isn’t Worth It

Health is worth more than wealth. Unfortunately people often only realize this once health is gone and they realize that they would rather have it back than the money.

7. Fear Of Embarrassment Or Criticism Stopped You From Being Who You Really Are

So true. We learn this later and end up looking back wishing we had been fearless enough to do follow our path sooner despite the naysayers.

8. Things Don’t Matter That Much

There are an estimated 2 trillion galaxies in the known universe – and more stars in all those galaxies than there are grains of sand on the entire earth. Our significance in this vast scheme is extremely small. In a thousand years time, unless you are extremely famous, everything you ever did will have been forgotten forever.

9. Even The Longest Night Is Followed By A Morning

A positive statement on the nature of impermanence. Bad times do not last forever. So hold on tight because they will pass!

10. Happiness Is A Choice And Requires A Lot Of Hard Work

Happiness is not something that ultimately depends on others. It is your responsibility to create your happiness – and this certainly takes work. Make happiness a primary goal and take the steps required to make it happen.

11. This Moment Right Now, This Is You Being Alive. This Is Your Moment

As John Lennon famously stated “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. This is it. Right now.

12. Everyone Is Really Out For Themselves

We all experience life in “first person point of view” and are the center of our own world. Others feel this way too and that is reasonable. Understand this and act accordingly.

13. Beneath Anger Is Always Fear

Understanding this is the key to de-fusing negative situations. Anger is a reaction and pushing back with more anger at the anger escalates the crisis. Understanding the true reason behind anger helps to calm the person down.

14. The World Is Bigger Than The World You Experienced

“If the whole world was a book, it would be a shame only to read one page.”

15. A Lifetime Isn’t Very Long

When you are young life seems long. It is not. It will be over quickly. Most people only realize this when it is too late to do anything about it and regret how they wasted time in their early years. Start making the most of it as soon as possible.

Bonus Ideas:

16. Education In School And College Isn’t Important, But Lifelong Learning Is Of Paramount Importance
17. Spending Your Life Regretting What You Did Or Didn’t Do Is A Waste Of The Time You Still Have.
18. There Is Beauty In The Everyday Things When You Live In The Moment.
19. Peace Of Mind Matters More And More As You Grow Older.

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