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Challenges! Many of us would perhaps prefer to not have any of those... Yet they seem to be built into the weave of life. We face challenges in weather patterns, in health, in personal relationships, and within our own self with our fears, our insecurities, our self-criticism, etc. Yet each challenge, though we may not see it at the time or even for a long time, comes with its own gift of knowledge, awareness, or teaching. 

This week we look at various challenging situations and at ways to traverse them successfully. There is always a way out or through the challenge, though the way itself can be fraught with challenges. While I (Marie) don't care for or agree with the expression "no pain, no gain", challenges can help us grow and expand our awareness of the world and of ourselves. Whether they do that is up to how we handle the challenging situation...

We can choose to face our challenges with trust in the outcome and an attitude of "this will work out OK!" And, remember that as one door closes, another door (or at least a window) that we can open will present itself. Then we choose -- will we dive in or stay on the shore looking out, afraid to take the next step... The challenge is like a test or exam in school. You have to pass it to get on to the next grade or class.

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Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, health-full, and loving week. 

Marie T. Russell and Robert Jennings
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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