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Wisdom from Josh Langley

Wisdom from Josh Langley

You may not believe it, but you hold your own transformation in your own hands. You can turn darkness into light, turn any issue you have into an asset, convert suffering into wisdom and along the way shine the light for others. You are the ultimate alchemist.

Mindfulness and creativity are the two keys to unlocking yourself from your own pain and transforming it into something valuable. When you stand back and get some distance from ‘the story of your life’ and you can then look at it differently and learn from it. Now this is when then magic starts to happen.

Let’s take depression as an example where you have good days and really down days where there’s no light at the end of the tunnel and not a scrap of hope to even mildly lift you up. Take note of how you’re feeling, so that when you have a slightly better day you can write about the experience. Just start off with keeping a journal and then you might choose to start a blog where you share your experiences with others and help them understand they’re not alone….Continue reading at

Josh is the creator of Frog and The Well, an inspiring look at life and the basis for a series of quirky uplifting cartoon books.

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11:09PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Good advice, for sure but then we have the others who affect us, those we love and those who have a bigger part of the world and cause damage to the planet. Depression, however, is also
one of those things that simply doesn't go away. Your best friend is dead. MY best friend has died. The lack of her in my life is simply not so simple.

10:46PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Perhaps its faith itself that brings peace...Faith in the practice of mindfulness, in the ultimate reality beyond the physical world, in the reality that all temporal life is change. That peace is available in this breath...Thank you for your post, and for the interesting comments that people shared of what works for them.

8:57PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Yes, I strongly agree that only we can promote transformation in our lives. How we face our days is going to determine how our lives are gonna be.

6:57PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

I definitely agree. I have had MS for 18 years and believe on always looking on the bright side. It is Really important on focussing on being grateful for what you have as opposed to moaning about what you do not have. I try to bring happiness to others with disabilities through Laughter Yoga. Christopher Reeves autiobiography reminded me to be grateful for the movement I still have.

5:36PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Sorry Judy, I'm at peace with the Goddess so I KNOW that other faiths besides Christians can find peace also!

5:20PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

transformation is what most spiritual traditions/religions are designed to teach

5:19PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

We can definitely learn from our own pain and make it a transformative experience.

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