Have you ever noticed that the worst things in your life often lead to better circumstances? Our problems and dilemmas act as a purging that brings our negative qualities and bad habits to the surface where they can be seen clearly and dealt with. Allowing them to release. It’s like when metal is melted to purify it. The process is a hot and dramatic change, but in the end, the metal is a much purer and stronger.
I try to remember that a “purging” can be a good thing (as if there is such a thing as good or bad) when I am going through a unpleasant situation. It makes the process a little easier when I keep in mind that the situation is temporary and ultimately for my better good.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – A Course in Miracles