"Real happiness is found in the struggles we undergo to realise our goals, in our efforts to move forward." Daisaku Ikeda
Here is a brilliant, and well articulated post on how we view problems and challenges depending on our state of life. So how do we change our state of life so that we can react differently when faced with challenges? By chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo .
Life is punctuated by a series of problems and challenges, but what is the real difference between them? Generally speaking we call situations we can deal with, challenges, and those we fear we cannot deal with, problems. But actually, the difference is in our own heads and depends more on our life-state at the time the situation arises.
If we are in a higher life-state, we look upon the situation as a challenge. We concentrate our energies to resolving the situation and pride ourselves that we rose to the challenge. If, on the other hand, we are depressed and in a lower life-state, we tend to get further depressed by the situation, our life-energies are reduced and the problem, as we now call it, becomes insurmountable.
So the question is, how do we keep our life-energy, and hence our life-state, as high as possible in order to enable us to…
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