No wonder we cry at birth! From the get go, it seems, Mother Nature gives us a series of challenging tasks to overcome, and doesn’t just wait to do so in later periods of our lives.

It starts from the very first breath.

And, each task seems customized to teach us how magnificently we are endowed, equipped with everything we need to reach our developmental milestones, for example. We also appear to have inborn miracle-making resources, such as for imagination and possibility thinking, that seemingly invite us to transcend the physical limits of our nature.

Born with a burning curiosity, not unlike scientists, we yearn to know everything there is to know about ourselves and our world. That is one of our key attributes as human beings, by the way. A healthy brain is most always in “learning mode” and only in “protective mode” in situations that pose real threats or danger.

How could we have known then, however, what we hopefully learn later in life, that: the purpose of certain life tasks, as painful as they may be, is to grow, strengthen and enrich us to live and love authentically with our whole heart?

We are wired to struggle, learn, and engage in processes that make us feel vulnerable yet expand our reach, as the work of researcher Brene Brown reveals. In any case, it is safe to say, we have abilities far greater than we think or could have imagined as children.

Read full article by Athena Staik, Ph.D.

Vanessa Auditore Human Behaviour and Well being Specialist runs Success HQ based in St Leonards NSW working with everyday people to find solutions to everyday issues for more information or make an appointment

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