Adverse circumstances test our courage, our strength of mind, and the depth of our conviction in the Dharma. There is nothing exceptional about practicing Dharma in a good environment and atmosphere. The true test is if we can maintain our practice in adverse conditions. – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey
When things happen that throw us off our path. If circumstances test us beyond our usual strength and limits. At those times you find out if you are happy with your path: Dharma, Buddha’s teachings.
Following Buddha in a good environment seems easy but following him when things are bad is a challenge. If everyone around you loses their conviction, their path, their Dharma, you have to be the one that stands out.
The leader people respect for not falling off the path but being a rock in the surf.
Be tested. Be strong.