October 19th, 2010

lilacs

Tolle Tuesday...

The world always makes sure that you cannot fool yourself for long about who you really think you are by showing you what truly matters to you. How you react to people and situations, especially when challenges arise, is the best indicator of how deeply you know yourself.



This definitely seems true in my life. Right when I'm feeling complacent and/or smug, something (usually a challenging circumstance) comes along and POW! I'm face to face with my inner self. Sometimes, the result is that I see something hopeful in my reactions (like not having a panic attack); other times, I completely freak out and realize that I need more grounding, more release, more non-reaction.

I remember hearing in church throughout my childhood that God will never test us beyond our limits -- and thinking, "Well, then I don't want to be very strong. Because then I won't get tested as much." ;) I have to admit, I still have that kind of thought now and then...

What say you?
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