“Your Capacity” by Mary Morrissey

In India, every day in the newspaper they have a section called “Mind Power”. They quote from different philosophers and teachers.

Once there was a quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes I’d like to share with you.

“If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t say embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and you had better be on speaking terms with it.”

Whatever the challenge is in your life right now, it develops a capacity in us. We don’t fight it or welcome it, but just realize that this life has challenges.

I think an exciting practice, that you and I can exercise, is to pick something to read every day that has mind power and a spiritual lesson in it. That might help develop the capacity each one of us requires to meet each day as a friend.

Your Friend,

Mary Morrissey

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