continual struggles

No life worthy of the name consists of anything more than the continual series of struggles to develop one’s character through the medium of whatever one has chosen as a career.

— Juan Belmont, Legendary Bullfighter

We don’t need to be bullfighters to develop our character. We don’t need to be in a job we love. We don’t even need to be in a chosen career. There are opportunities in every job and throughout every day that we can choose to take or not – opportunities to struggle with ourselves to improve.

The source of wisdom is whatever is going to happen to us today. The source of wisdom is whatever is happening to us right at this very instant.

– Pema Chodron