|This is me today. How are you doing?|
We all struggle. We are told it makes us stronger. Well, I am this chick, full of desire and initiative, but vulnerable, wet and cold. This chick's survival will depend on what it does next. Mine will too.
Now, as I see the newborn chick, my understanding deepens: Like the chick there are some things that I must do alone for my own growth. The reward, the warmth, will come as I do what I came into the world to do. In the case of the chick, break out of the confines of an eggshell that has feed and protected the chick. In the case of me, struggle that I may grow stronger, leaving the confines of previous comforts to become something greater.
My conclusion: I seems to me that all things may be temporary as we progress on - temporary being the key. Since we have divinity within us, may we remember and act accordingly, never hesitating to be silent and hear the Eternal Peace that already dwells within us. We will all struggle because God wants us to be strong and capable. He has plans for us. Knowing this may not make our trials easier, but it may give them a purpose that we may not have seen before. Perhaps instead of focusing on the trial, we might focus on the lesson and what God will do with us next.
May we each find our Eternal Peace. ...
To Me, I say, "I can't give up! If a chick can do this, I can!"