THE TRIALS OF LIFE

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THE TRIALS OF LIFE
Several human beings have learnt that growth is achieved through overcoming trials of life. The understanding of the nature of these trials differs from individual to individual. Some see the bitter experiences of life along with the few sweet ones as a result of fate. The fate, they think is determined either by other human beings who have powers much greater than theirs or by a God or deity somewhere. Others, facing poverty, suffering and privation, just declare everything to the “will of God”. They will not dare to question the “Lord’s will”, for that would amount to blasphemy.They only line of action is to resign and say “what will be will be”. Some students on the path take a different stand. They regard every difficulty in life as an aspect of the “obscure night” or “Trial from the Hierarchy”. The more they wallow in poverty and privation, the more that they feel that the Masters are paying special attention to them. After living in such a false world of inverted egotism, they start asking how long the test would last. Only then will some realize that nobody is testing them. The inner Self creates the condition required for the evolution of every soul personality.

They only line of action is to resign and say “what will be will be”. Some students on the path take a different stand. They regard every difficulty in life as an aspect of the “obscure night” or “Trial from the Hierarchy”. The more they wallow in poverty and privation, the more that they feel that the Masters are paying special attention to them. After living in such a false world of inverted egotism, they start asking how long the test would last. Only then will some realize that nobody is testing them. The inner Self creates the condition required for the evolution of every soul personality.
Opportunity to Learn

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The trials, although difficult to bear, are often necessary for us since our desire for greater things in life we cause the inner reaction to be brought into effect. The trials seem like a setback, yet it really is the opportunity to learn an important lesson and remove an obstacle that militates against our desired attainment. It is often necessary to remove these obstacles, attitudes of mind, and ways of living in order to pave the ways for greater progress, thus enabling us to attain the visualized ideals. If we can see beyond the frustration, we would see the wisdom of the Cosmic working on our behalf even though we may be somewhat wounded. Some who have problems with their businesses or material welfare think that life is meaningless. They thus fail to realize that life demand that we grow in every way: physically, mentally, psychically, and spiritually. We must develop our full potentials as human beings so as to use these gifts for the benefits of ourselves and others. There is a perfect ideal for man to reach in life, and the Cosmic directs, guides, and urges us along the path to attain this ideal. This is why the Rosicrucian philosophy and guidance offer us great opportunity to live a purposeful life. No experience in our lives is insignificant. Each change and experience always has a purpose in moulding the character and bringing forward various latent aspects of our personality.
Selfishness

Life, which can be so beautiful, is often a burden difficult to bear because our thoughts are turning on a spiral of self-interest. We think of our needs, our own feelings and our ego. Such thoughts bring little, if any, comfort. Yet when we turn our thoughts within, and express our love to the God of our Hearts and our love for family and friends, we will find a sudden upliftment and a new awareness to awaken the hearts and minds. We will no longer be concerned about our desires and our problems; rather will find satisfaction in sending and thinking good thoughts about others, speaking good words that cheer others and, of course, manifesting good deeds. As with individuals, so with organizations, institutions, communities, countries, and humanity as a whole. So many organizations have in recent years, gone through a period of variegated trials. All of these tests and trials enable the organizations to progress from one level of growth to a higher or lower one depending on whether they overcome the trials or succumb to them. As I have repeatedly said, The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC as an authentic Order, has a unique way of resisting what it is not and perpetuating what it truly is. The pyramid of ideals whose construction we re-enact annually by the carriage and placement of blocks is not just a drama for entertainment.

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