Joy and sorrow are opposite ends of the same coin. They are different ways of achieving the same end…higher connection to greater power! During joy, we are elevated above our present state to a hitherto unknown height of greater inner connection. During sorrow, a connection to something we have become too attached with is broken, freeing us like the balloon to commence our soaring to unknown heights of greater inner connection.
Do you see? Joy and sorrow are messengers that bring the same message: connect upward to greater power! Unfortunately our lifestyle today on earth necessitates more sorrow than joy–meaning that which we have become too attached will be broken…one by one in our experiences. Whether these are ideas, misconceptions, tendencies, behaviors etc, is irrelevant. The severance through sorrow comes in order to free us for ascent. But even now we can voluntarily seek joy. To attain joy, we must learn to understand and value the lessons in the experiences of our lives. From this understanding blossoms confidence in the universal guidance that brings peace and calmness. From peace, joy arises.
So, forsooth, there is really no such thing as misfortune in the way we see it. It is all a help for our inner development. The only misfortune that exists is the refusal to use an experience to draw lessons for our inner development. That is the real tragedy of human existence. For that reason, let us stride forward courageously and be of good cheer. Yes it is not easy, but we must prove ourselves worthy of the salvation and eternal goal we seek.
~Ikenna Q Ezealah