To celebrate the launch of 30 Challenges to Enlightenment I thought I’d make this discussion challenge related.
I was just wondering what challenges you have had to overcome on your journey to living a High Existence.
For me, the biggest challenge I had to overcome was wearing braces for almost five years in my early twenties. It wasn’t a challenge in a conventional sense, i.e., climbing Everest, winning a competition, doing a hundred crunches, etc.
It was a test of patience — waiting… waiting… waiting.
I was originally meant to wear braces for two years, but the end date kept moving further away. I felt like I was in a kind of mentally constructed prison. Unable to outhink the predicament that I was a “work-in-progress,” waiting to be fixed, and as a result, always feeling less than.
When I look back over those years, they are the best thing that I’ve ever had to endure. Right now I’m sitting in an office in the center of Amsterdam with Martijn Schrip and Jordan Bates, my co-workers at HighExistence, sitting right across from me. Without my patience and optimism being tested as it was, I wouldn’t have taken up the spiritual path, wouldn’t have read the same books, and wouldn’t have sought the same emotional outlets.
Amor Fati — love your fate.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to overcome?
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