Repeat experiences

A Warrior of the Light notices that certain moments repeat themselves.

He often finds himself faced with the same problems and situations as before He becomes depressed. He begins to think he is incapable of making progress in life, the difficult moments having returned.

“I’ve already been through this”, he complains to his heart.

“It is true, you have been through it”, replies the heart. “But you never went beyond it.”

The warrior then understands that the repetition of experiences have one single purpose: to teach him that which he has not yet learned. He begins to seek out a new solution for each repeated struggle – until he finds a way of conquering.

–Paulo Coelho

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

2 Comments

  1. by the by LOVE RUMI

  2. as awesome as always…

    good good inspiration

    clarity on my friend

    Ollie