Be the change you want to see in yourself

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Posted by Catherine Morgan on January 24, 2007

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When we are suffering it is very difficult, if not impossible, to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  But it is there.  You will get through it.  And in time, your wounds really will be healed.

Can something good come out of adversity?  Often in the face of adversity, we are unable to see anything through our pain.  The only thing we can think about, are questions.  Why is this happening to me?  How will I go on?  How will I survive?  These are all reasonable questions, and in the depth of our pain we will ask them, and more.  But there are no answers to these questions.  Only after we realize this, will we be able to go on, and let go.

We should not turn away from our pain.  It is very important that we feel all of our feelings during these times of adversity and heartache.  Denying our pain, or denying our feelings, will not benefit us in any way. In fact, it will likely prolong our troubles.  But, if we look at our situation, and face our problems head-on; we will triumph.

You may sometimes feel like you are losing the battle; but when you push through your battle, you come out on the other side the winner of your war.  That is because you are empowered when you conquer life’s toughest battles.  Only at these times of empowerment do we grow into the people we are meant to be.  Think about that for a minute. Who would you be right now, if it wasn’t for the adversity you have been through in your life?

For me personally, I wish I had never had to go through many of the painful events of my life – loss, divorce, illness, betrayal, just to name a few.  But I also know that I would not be who I am today, had I not.  My past heartache and my past pain, are what make me the compassionate person that I am today.  And in retrospect, I don’t think I would want to be the kind of person who knows no hardships.  It’s because of these hardships that I appreciate every thing I have, even the little things, the things that many people take for granted.

I can now see that my past adversity, has truly been a blessing in my life.  I don’t look forward to future adversity, however I know it will come.  And when it does come, I will have the knowledge of my past strength to help me overcome, and once again triumph.

I hope for everyone, that they are able to one day look past their pain, to find their empowerment.











  1. infoland said

    I’ve read many of your articles since you started blogging and I just wanted to let you know that you are doing a great job.

    Everything seams to be well thought out and done with an excellent presentation with great grammar and writing skills. I wish we could say the same for all bloggers.

    Keep it up and you will be on top before you know it 🙂

  2. Thank you so much. I’m trying my best.

  3. ashokbania said

    How can I agree with you more? I had been through betrayal myself and whatever you wrote, believe me, I lived it … How can I agree with you more?

  4. “Ashokbania” — Thank you for you comment.

  5. Catherine – you are doing a good job of empowering yourself AND others. Keep up the good work. The more we patients empower ourselves, the healthier we become. and it’s so very necessary! Because if we don’t advocate for ourselves, no one else is going to do it for us.
    Trisha Torrey, Every Patients Advocate

  6. Thanks so much Trisha, your encouragement means a lot to me. Thank you.

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