“When things get worse, people get better.”
"The blessing of homelessness”, Abdul Baha said, “shall endure forever" :))
I get that & I don't think it just refers to the work and service He was doing either.
I feel so blessed to "get" homelessness, having been there. But I was one of the lucky ones. So many don't get the spiritual part, or have worse luck...
At 18 I set out, thumb in hand, to learn more about myself and the world. My spur to do it was my feeling of being so lacking to meet life, so inadequate. I know if I could meet this thing head on and tackle the world with nothing but myself, I could do anything. And I would say it worked. I did find that place of inner security we all need to have, to go to when things get tough. And much more as well...
People say I was lucky not to get killed. I know that, but hey what can you tell a teenager?
Today I notice similar effects of the sort of “temporary homelessness” of even those few days when I go away to a conference, or visiting, etc. The blessing, I think, refers to the tremendous tests --&/or blessings that have come my way when I surrender my usual security. These are often multiplied at during a radical change of circumstance, a momentary or not so momentary releasing of the usual ties and what we are rooted to and in. what a blessing it is that when things get worse, people can get better through the tests and triumph that they face. We get stronger inside. So that’s what Im thinking about today.
“When things get worse, people get better.” It may not always be true, but someone somewhere must have said it before. If not, i claim it !
People get better when they turn to virtue & something greater; when they turn to self they get worse...