When I got into 12 Step program a few decades ago, my entire attitude about life, the world, and people changed. Actually, it was more like I just started learning about them all, formulating a more accurate view. The Program taught me how to live life on life’s terms, how to have improved relationships with people, how to approach situations from a healthier and more mature perspective.
A concept I embraced was each problem contains its solution, and there is a learning for me when I have a problem, when I feel challenged by people, circumstances, and the like. Challenges are basically growth opportunities.
“Concealed within each problem is an opportunity for spiritual growth resulting in greater understanding.”
– Jack and Cornelia Addington
“And our problems, then, are merely situations that confront us with the opportunity for greater self-expression.”
– Ernest Holmes, “Observations,” page 19
– “Science of Mind Magazine,” April 12, 2022
If I am open and willing, I can learn and grow so much from challenges. In fact, my life is made richer by them, I gain a greater understanding of myself and others. I must be interacting with people, partaking in activities, being a part of life if I am to grow, for that is where the challenges lay as well as the gems. And, in the midst of it all is Spirit, and the solution.