Your strengths are going to be forged in the fire of your difficulties. Make the thing you went through the best part of you. Instead of that thing being a shame, it becomes a virtue.
Your beliefs create your reality. Your beliefs are thoughts you believe and think very often. Your perspective is the compound of your beliefs. Your emotions are the indicator for whether the belief is beneficial or not.
Meanings and beliefs are like lenses and will get bigger and thicker because of our focus (attention) on the physical proofs.
There is only one ‘now’, but there are many points of view of that one ‘now’.