Sometimes life just feels like a football game, doesn’t it? You running along and bam, you get hit from the side by a comment or a colleague that you’ve had some trouble with from time-to-time. Just when we think we’re starting to move forward the car needs repair or we have an illness that takes us down for a while. I’ve heard it said that life was never meant to be a struggle, but it doesn’t seem like that is correct. How do you deal with resistance and obstacles in your life?
I believe that the soul is always working to reach a higher understanding of life and needs to reach up toward higher consciousness. But, then that doesn’t happen, what then? It is important to continue doing what you know is right, true, and what will lead you toward a positive reflection of yourself and others. We can overcome any obstacle that we face through faith. Now I’m a faith-based person, so if you’re not you can skip this part. Faith in God will lead us to that higher ground that we seek, even though it seems out of sight at the time. Even though we feel like we’re getting beat down by others, situation, and circumstances, pressing forward by doing what you know is your next step. Be gentle with yourself and others, cut them a little slack because you just don’t know what they’re going through.
I have a friend who has a son that appears completely normal, yet he struggles with many issues that I’ve never faced. On the surface, it is so easy to criticize him and say, he is lazy, or he just doesn’t want to work. By taking the time to get to know him and what he faced every day, I realized he was a hero. The medical issues that he had would overwhelm most people. When more our awareness to the other person, rather than to ourselves and the offense that we’ve experienced, we have a heart of gratitude. We approach them, even if it is non-verbally, with a softness and a genuine interest in learning more about them. This gives us a kind of Teflon coating for the various forms of resistance that we face in life.
Speak victory over your life, have a few sayings that you use to keep yourself focused and resistant to the struggles of life. I like to use, “This is only temporary you can’t get to where you need to go without the struggle.” When I repeat this to myself I can pick-up and go on with my confidence, my love for others knowing that I am better than this particular situation. I also use the line from the movie, Geostorm, “You can’t relive the past, all you can do is face what’s next.” That really helps me to move on and leave an incident, issue, mistake or problem behind and to be strong in the future.
Stay on track no matter what comes your way and realize that you can and will get through what life has to deal you.
Yours for a Better Life,