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Long ago a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand! Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
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What are the obstacles in your life? Is there a way to turn it into a creative opportunity? Obstacles or problems can be redefined as challenges that will allow you to lean into your growing edges. Challenges present us with a way to continue to develop, and redefine, and recreate our life, and world into the one we truly want to be living. It is the journey of living a great life.