“A warrior of light knows that certain moments repeat themselves.” – Paulo Coelho

We are all warriors of light.

This is an extract from a Paulo Coelho book, ‘Manual of the Warrior of Light.’

This passage really resonated with me.

Maybe it will mean something special to you too and inspire you to try to change old, unwanted occurrences that keep reappearing in your life.

A warrior of light knows that certain moments repeat themselves.

He often finds himself faced by the same problems and situations, and seeing these difficult situations return, he grows depressed, thinking that he is incapable of making any progress in life.

‘I’ve been through this all before,’ he says to his heart.

‘Yes, you have been through this all before,’ replies his heart.

‘But you have never been beyond it.’

Then the warrior realises that these repeated experiences have but one aim: to teach him what he does not want to learn.”

I seem to always push problems aside, by finding something else to concentrate on for a time, but after a while the other things gently creep back so slowly you hardly notice, until *wham* they’re back and they are bigger each time.

They are not being dealt with properly or efficiently.

We let them back into our lives because we never find the root reason.

It’s like pulling a weed out of the ground, but leaving part of the root there to grow back. Each time you do it, it needs to be stronger to push through, coming at you with more force.

Although I don’t know the solution for how to stop it growing back, the one thing I do know is that fighting something will never get rid of it. Accepting it and giving love to something is much more effective. So if it is something about yourself that is the problem, maybe the answer is to find a way to truly love you. Maybe we’ve gotta to learn to love every part: the weeds and the roots, and appreciate the beauty and the miracle of the growth instead of the destruction of the plant.

I’m working on it.

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