When you blame external forces, you lose power.
You may tell yourself a story that it is someone else’s fault that you tore your ACL while playing soccer. By doing so, you are ignoring the choice of footwear or how you made the play or deciding to play the sport at all. (You knew there was a risk, right?)
Even with the most crippling diagnosis or horrific accidents, you can still maintain power by not giving it away to circumstances out of your control. Life is hard. It will knock us down and inevitably end. Make no mistake. This is not easy to do. It is a process, a journey, not a destination.
It is in that space of adversity we can decide to give our attention and silence the loon noises that plague our lives. We are all worthy. Slaying the ego, that strength is inherit in all of us.
No one has the wisdom to know what is “good” or “bad”. What we know, is. When we can observe the thought patterns rather than wrestle with the narrative that serves to protect us and self-sabotage, we are opening more possibilities to learn and grow.