It's very easy for me to be grateful for what I do as a person who helps people discover their true mind.
It is the meaning of life to discover your eternal existence and live as that, and as a helper ("meditation guide") it's very rewarding.
It's also, in my opinion, the hardest job in the world, because that eternal existence is covered with soooooo many layers of human conditioning, that it's so rare for people to have the tenacity to discover it.
They don't understand that it's quite literally a life or death situation.
As an architect, I had a lot of stress in that job, worrying about whether things were right or wrong, but those worries are nothing haha....
What are the hard times like?
There is so much to do, and an entire world to help. So, what I get out of it is equal to what I put into it, and given there's 8 billion people on the planet, there's really no limit right now (which is why I barely sleep....).
Most people think it's an easy job and I don't do anything, and I have no concerns - but THEY are my concern. While they are concerned for themself and their family, I am concerned for them and the 8 billion other people on the planet.
But there's no point getting dragged down with that concern.
I wish they could see that it's only together that we can achieve this. It's not up to me, I'm just a part of it.
How do I overcome the "hard times"?
Continuous gratitude is basically 99% part of it. This gratitude experiment, it's become easier and easier as my mind has become much more positive, happy, and all accepting.
When hard things happen, I gratefully accept knowing it's just a condition (or a "test") from the universe to help free me from whatever negativity comes up.
Continuously moving and doing something, anything, and then if it works, great. If not, onto the next and just wait for the universe to show me what needs doing.
Leaning on people around. The power of doing things together is so huge, it literally brings more people to the meditation centre.