In many occasions, not only becoming the source of light for others, I had to become source of light for myself. I think I was naturally trying it by exploring what I can learn from every experience I had. It was my surviving mechanism to see the light in the dark days.
I value dark days too. I can create fun out those dark times. However, when I think back now, I was constantly refusing to admit “This is it!!” about my life. I had so many people modelling to me “life is more than this” “life can be better if I make it to be.”
No matter what our personal circumstances may be, if we ourselves become a source of light, then there will be no darkness in the world.Daisaku Ikeda
I don’t really want to think that life is continuous struggle, but if it so, I want to have fun while I am having that journey. Then, life is not continuous struggle but full of interesting experiment.
One day, my sister-in-law told me that I have a higher level of resiliency towards adverse life events in comparison to my brother. I was quite surprised because I thought I was totally opposite. I wasn’t trained and/or experience enough adverse life events to call myself resilient.
Strength is happiness.
Strength is itself victory.
In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness.
When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose.
But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.Daisaku Ikeda
If my sister-in-law is correct, probably because I refused to give up on myself. “Being victorious” is a strong notion in my life. What meaning did I attached to it? I attached strength, success, and empowerment as meaning to it. I am aware how I define “victory” has evolved as I grow.
When we draw strength from within, our outlook undergoes a dramatic transformation: everything around us looks completely different.
To be strong – that is the key to happiness.Daisaku Ikeda
In last 12-18 months, I went through rapid transformation of myself. From wobbly sense of happiness to a strong sense of happiness in my life. I had several people said to me “you look so different now in comparison to 12 months ago.” Some one actually said “I probably can’t recognise you on the street.” The world I see was grey-shaded before and now I see a vivid colourful world.
How do you see your world today?
Can you find your strength within you?
Can you be the source of your light for yourself?