The power of endurance

The last many weeks have been hard and tiring for me, full of changes and new developments because of some hard decisions that I took at the domestic front. During this time while busy with work, I have been thinking at the back of my mind about the power of endurance and also how to increase it. As each day progressed, I taught myself over and over again that something good will eventually emerge out of all this although the going got tougher. Based on this bright thought, I let myself lose and allowed myself to take on whatever experiences that I had to undergo to prove to myself, ‘if you endure, you will procure’. I reminded myself  repeatedly that God has some definite and nice plans for me and before that actually manifests in physical terms, I should endure this phase of alteration and ambiguity.

Literally, endure means to tolerate or undergo,  to suffer patiently. It is the power to put up with something. In brief, my dear, endurance is the staying power. And now that the brief period of my test is over I write my next post on the power of endurance for you. Had I not endured, the new  positive developments that have taken place after the silent storms would not have taken place at all. And these are the realizations which have emerged within me during all these days and today evening I present them to you as my next post. I am sure you will benefit from this sooner or later in your professional as well as personal life as no one has ever succeeded in true sense without the grind of life. During the grinding, one must endure as it is only through grinding, during testing times that we cultivate and develop the special quality of endurance.So child,

 

Do not be meek, be dauntless. And do not be intimidated by people at all. They may do what they wish, we hold on to our principles and convictions. Right?

 

Each day brings new challenges. Each day is different from the other. Each day is a test of one’s abilities and sometimes even patience. Each day is a call to prove something. Each day we face a demanding task or situation.. Live up

to that. If we endure, the power of endurance develops and increases by each trying time. It is only through the demanding situations that we develop this power and not by avoiding people or skipping situations.

 

See the brighter side of the dark cloud. Tell yourself that there is always  a brighter side to every difficult situation. Know that after storm comes peace, after night day.

 

It takes some time for the forces in nature to re-align. During difficult climate, we need much effort and skill to understand the reasons causing the stumbling blocks or problems. Try to understand that. It takes time to re-align forces and thereby to bring about positive developments. Changing life situations means changing the negative forces to positive. It does take time for the negative forces to diminish and positive forces to increase, till then endure. There is a constant play of the flux of these two forces in the universe. Once the delicate balance is again restored, things sort out and we smooth over the problems. During such times take the best and leave the rest.

 

“Endurance is patience concentrated.”  Thomas Carlyle

 

12 Responses to The power of endurance

  1. mandira says:

    “And do not be intimidated by people at all. They may do what they wish, we hold on to our principles and convictions. Right?”
    TOTALLY right. This is what i call a non-negotiable.

    Situations constantly seems to change..one days everything is good, the next day you find yourself in deep trouble for no apparent reason. Besides endurance, we also need a alert mind and a keen eye, to notice how situations are developing and to then react to them in appropriate ways. Universal energies constantly re-align, we need to become aware of them and use them to our advantage- lie low in the bad times and make the very best of the good times.

  2. Dear Sarika Aunty,

    I heard it once that life is like a grinding machine. A grain of rice just below the chopper is unreachable and doesn’t get churned but everything else gets grinded. we are also like that grain of rice and if we remain at the holy feet of our Guru then grinder of life can never harm us in any way .

    • spiritinlife says:

      Yes, the Divine Perceptor called the Guru protects the sincere disciple from the offensive lashing of Maya. So set your eyes on your future goals and don’t look back…..you will be safe.

  3. Shahid says:

    Enjoyed reading this post today morning after coming back from work.

    THANK YOU again 🙂

  4. Shahid says:

    Really needed to read this post today.
    Esp resonated with these lines:

    1. Had I not endured, the new positive developments that have taken place after the silent storms would not have taken place at all.

    2. It is only through the demanding situations that we develop this power and not by avoiding people or skipping situations.

    3. Tell yourself that there is always a brighter side to every difficult situation. Know that after storm comes peace, after night day.

    Thank you God.
    Thank you Sri Babaji.
    Thank you all the divine masters.
    Thank you Mom ❤

    • spiritinlife says:

      Dear Shahid. Also know that when we are struggling in our storms God is the observer. So let things go on until God decides to change the present scenario into something new. With love. Mom

      • Shahid says:

        Thank you mom 🙂

        • spiritinlife says:

          Dear Shahid. I get extremely busy in phases. But I really appreciate the constant, uninterrupted effort that you and some others are making in spite of my being away from blog. This is a sign of a good yogi. So keep at it even if I am unable to monitor directly. May you and others progress each day in your spiritual welfare. Mom.

  5. Shahid says:

    ” It takes time to re-align forces and thereby to bring about positive developments. Changing life situations means changing the negative forces to positive. It does take time for the negative forces to diminish and positive forces to increase, till then endure.”

    Easier said than done but only when one personally goes through this does one understand what it is to endure.

    Thank you again ❤

    • spiritinlife says:

      Dear Shahid. Living our destiny is our tapasya. Those who don’t do penance never realize God in true sense.
      Therefore liberation is chosen by the wise and not worldly people.
      When we do penance, we then understand how difficult it must have been for our Guru to know the Truth. Enlightenment dawns on us when we go through all the grind. Rest you contemplate and know the truth within. Go deeper inside your self.
      God bless you.
      Mom

  6. midhunpk210 says:

    – If we endure, the power of endurance develops and increases by each trying time. It is only through the demanding situations that we develop this power and not by avoiding people or skipping situations.

    – Tell yourself that there is always a brighter side to every difficult situation. Know that after storm comes peace, after night day.

    Thank you so much Ma.

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