Learning from Life

Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know. (Pema Chodron, Buddhist nun)

Some lessons in life seem to be never-ending. We might struggle against them, try to wish them away, or ignore them, but they are aggravatingly persistent. They just won’t go away. What to do with them? We can pray for endurance and ways to learn from difficult experiences. Nothing God allows in our life can be wasted if we look to him for its purposes.

Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge. (Proverbs 18:15)