“It often takes a crisis to break through our usual models of the world.
A crisis is a gift, an opportunity, and perhaps a manifestation that
life loves us, by beckoning us to go beyond the dance we presently
perform.” -Leslie Lebeau
Crisis is a gift. It may not appear as a gift at the time that it happens. In Chinese the symbol for crisis is the same as it is for opportunity. That is truly what crisis is, an opportunity. I’ve had many times of crisis in my life, and I have found the gifts in each one. However, I did not find them right away. But in each instance, there was a gift. It took years in some cases to find the gift, because I needed time and distance to be able to see and accept the gift.
If you choose to consider any crisis to be a gift, then you will find the opportunity within. This sounds very simple, but it’s not always an easy task. If you want it to be easier, give up the need to resist what is. “All suffering comes from expectation.” It’s something I have been saying for years. Basically it means that if you believe that things should be different that they are, you will suffer. Once you get over the belief “that it shouldn’t be that way,” you will find more clarity.