When it rains it pours but when the sun shines... light comes in. I tend to look at rain as a cleansing of the Earth; just as storms come to rebuild your foundation. When the Earth has the sun without the rain the world would burn up. We need water for growth and we need sunshine to light the way for our paths. Time and time again we all have faced challenges but in those moments you either wither away or you grow. During growth things are working where we don't see them but inside of you that is where you begin to feel the shine and warmth of your soul breaking through the clouds from the storm. Every challenge we face... we need to understand that those are the very things that allow us to discover the parts of ourselves that need healing or correcting. Until you are truly willing to look into the eye of the storm you will not be able to break free from the chaos in your life. When you begin to look at every challenge as it was meant for your growth you look at the lesson with open arms. Sure it may hurt... sure you may not understand... but through knowledge of yourself you began to understand the the things that you needed to learn inner peace. There are people in your life that aren't willing to walk the path of enlightenment... Life isn't about what you have... life is about who you are... the are many that will not understand how you have been able to overcome adversities in life and will make them less likely to understand you. Everyone is struggling in one fashion or another... continue to grow through the storms... stop caring what the world thinks of you because the world knows nothing at all... The light inside of you may scare the darkness in others.... keep being you, keep overcoming your challenges and keep being the best you can be... be very careful of those that lack understanding... because your wisdom rejects the majority of societal norms... that is why you are misunderstood because many don't care to understand themselves. When the thunder rolls through your ears and lightening lights up your world... know that the sun is trying to break through the clouds.... shine on my friends...much love from my heart to yours...