Challenges can be the Greatest Gift
When you're in the depths of hardship and suffering terribly, it can feel overwhelming and like there is no hope. These contracted, horrible moments in your life can be a grace, if you allow it. The suffering can be an entry point into seeing what is real. When you feel like you have nowhere else to turn, you have an opportunity to go within and investigate what is really true.
When challenges arise, many of us will retreat to one our coping strategies - drinking, overachieving, overeating, perfectionism, numbing out. If you're fortunate enough to get tired of this pattern or it begins to stop working for you, then you have a chance for change.
Imagine that the difficulty you're experiencing is actually there to help you with awakening - to support you in finding freedom and happiness. This can allow you to begin to see the truth behind what is happening.
Extreme suffering gives you the motivation to try something new. To face what you've been avoiding and be open to a new possibility. Often our biggest breakthroughs in awakening happen when there is a crisis or difficult event taking place. It's up to you to decide if you want to use the life event as fuel to go deeper into your being.