I am grateful for this gift, disguised as a problem.
I know that I will be delivered from this gift to an even greater one, because I will accept nothing less.
A serious problem has presented itself. It is something that, at first glance, might even feel too big to overcome. The usual response to such a perceived threat is for the victim-mind of the ego to quickly take control. When this happens we either feel defensive or suddenly powerless. Powerlessness prompts feelings of panic or worry, with thoughts that begin, “How will I ever…” or “I can’t possibly…” Defensiveness will give rise to anger, a need to attack, and thoughts that begin, “How dare they…” While both of those responses are normal -from an ego-centered perspective- they are never in our best interest. Responding from a healthy, empowered sense of self will always yield a better outcome.
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