Celebrate A Setback: Can you think of a time you faced a challenge, and found yourself pleasantly surprised by where the unexpected bend in the road eventually led you? Each year, decade, lifetime, a steady stream of people and situations, celebrations and setbacks, come our way. While the future inevitably carries its uncertainties, when we look on the paths we’ve traversed, the seemingly isolated incidents and setbacks often reveal themselves to be indispensable to grand scheme of things. Nisargadatta Maharaj once said, “Pleasure puts you to sleep, pain wakes you up.” How have you experienced the dynamic interplay between high and low moments in your life? What are some challenges you have faced? Take this day to embrace a setback in your life. Reflect or journal on your feelings around this experience, and take note of what you learned from it. Think of one small, concrete thing you can do to celebrate this setback — then, go out and do it! And relish in the lemonade of your lemons.
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