Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and. you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again; you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"How you relate to the issue is the issue."-University of Santa Monica 101.
As with most great trulths it is simple but not always easy. I can judge that I have failed because of my upset, fear, doubt knowing that I "should" be at peace with my issues and already have my issues healed and my upset should be peace. Then I have another "issue" that I am upset over, which is that I should already know, be healed and be enlightened.
To be able to see the upset as another opportunity to truly let go and let the healing come forth is challenging but can be a great blessing.
When the upset comes, when the challenge comes, know that is present so you can "overcome the world", so you can find the peace in the situation. It is an opportunity for enlightenment every single time.
May you relate to the issues through the eyes of Grace and Love.
ps The picture I posted is of Ian skateboarding. I have learned much from him watching him continue to try something no matter how many times he fell, he would always get up and do it again. Always going for mastery no matter how many falls. Thank you.