Difficulties Have an Expiration Date – 3

Living more gently in a more open way, with a gentle approach to life, allows us to hear and to see more clearly.  With a little care, the difficulty can be located and overcome when we realize that we don’t need to force it nor push our way through.  With a bit of attention, we will see the challenge causing a problem, there, and hidden in the weave of life.  Often I have found that several things are involved in what has become the primary difficulty.  We need to be in a more open state to see the smaller events that surround what we feel is holding us back.  By taking the time to put yourself in neutral, you give some breathing room and allow your eyes to focus on the whole picture, all the detail, rather than the one board that is blocking your view.

When we are nervous and twittering back and forth on difficulty, we cause ourselves not to see and feel the moment.  If we were to view a video of ourselves, it would be amusing to us and others.  I want to encourage you the next time you’re facing something frustrating or downright tricky, back down a bit.  Look back to when you didn’t have the problem, recall how things were going then and what progression led to where you are at the moment.  This process of letting go may be a challenge if you have never done this.  Just take a moment, get up from your desk, walk away, get a drink of water, and look out the window. Take a few deep breaths and realize that this is only temporary, that we need some struggle in life to recognize the good times.  Otherwise, good times would look mundane.  Then go back to your difficulty and tackle it anew with a fresh approach.

Trouble has an expiration date and will not last forever, in spite of how it may currently look.

Yours for a Better Life,

Rich