Trials in Life
Trials in Life
By Tony DeLorger © 2012
So often we are tested,
walk hot coals the price of a malicious mind,
or suffer the twisted will of ill-intent,
without obvious reason and at great cost.
In blame we fail to see the broader perspective,
and often lower our thoughts to that of the perpetrator,
prolonging the ordeal and oblivious to the gift of light,
the understanding and growth on offer.
We see life as good or bad,
judging circumstance and therefore experiencing them
as a consequence, with happiness or sadness,
pain or pleasure, worthwhile or pointless.
Yet life does not judge our experience,
it sees not our response of any worth,
simply as a lesson in understanding,
a gift of knowledge and growth.
We however, see everything in terms of the self,
how it affects us, whether positive or negative.
In reality experience cannot be invalid because we judge it,
pain is no less an experience than joy,
and should be embraced for what it offers,
what we learn about ourselves as a result.
Trial is simply your part in a consequence that you have fashioned
within the natural balance of the world,
for your benefit and understanding,
your decisions and responses the catalyst
When faced with trial,
accept and embrace all possibility,
in a positive and loving way,
and life will not change,
but your view of it will.
Perspective results in understanding,
and pain then becomes just another aspect of experience,
to be embraced and accepted as part of life.