We cannot be on any sort of actual ‘spiritual path’ without experiencing tests. If we are aware, we will recognize them as tests, and perhaps enjoy the humor of them, and see them as the challenges that allow us to grow; yet few people are this aware. Mostly we tend to recognize a hard or challenging time in our life as something difficult that we have to go through or endure, without any apparent reason. If we can see it as a test of our tolerance and endurance, it is much more fun to play the game, not to mention remembering that it IS a game.
D.R. Butler (via shaktilover)
This is so fucking true. And perfect.