We all have places in our lives that cause us distress and anxiety. Diet, exercise, lust, sex, overworking, laziness, inability to finish something are just a few of the big issues. Why do we let these thorns in the flesh temporarily take away our power and how do we avoid falling into their traps?
In his book “The Obstacle Is the Way,” Ryan Holiday writes:
When is the last time you saw a monster of an obstacle before you—scary, hairy and grinning like a son of a bitch—and cowered into the fetal position, cursing and intimidated?
If you’re a human being here on planet Earth, it probably hasn’t been too long. It could have been last week. Hell, it may have been this morning.
So here’s a thought:
What if those monsters were not, in fact, monsters at all? What if those obstacles were actually your best friends, your wisest teachers, your greatest allies?
What if instead of hating your obstacles, you learned to love them?
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Continued from above:
“Human behavior is predictable and therefore controllable!”
“I learned most about myself during the absolute worst moments. Times of loneliness (I realizing my fear of rejection was holding me back). Times of extreme sadness (I admitted how irrationally dependent I was on certain people). In times of heartbreak (I secretly wished a bus would hit me and remove the ache).
This is ugly stuff to admit. Obstacles that force us to feel these things expose our core intent—which can be scary if we don’t like what we see.
“The good news is: Once we’ve revealed our darkest demons, we can begin dealing with them.”
Fear is an illusion. It will always be an illusion until the love and compassion within you shines bright enough to squelch the negativity under your heels. This doesn’t happen when you avoid your greatest fears.
This happens when you face and overcome them!
How do we begin on this seemingly daunting stride toward a better and healthier future?
- Realize that risk is better than doing nothing. The worst that could happen in trying is that you could fail. Failure is just a sign that you actually tried. Perhaps, we all need to redefine failure in our mind as a positive movement forward. All of the greatest minds in the world tried and experimented many times before a great result happened. Don’t be afraid to TRY!
- Start with small risks. Gain a stride with overcoming your fears. You will realize that risking and overcoming in small ways is very much the same as risking largely in life. Do you think that huge investors started out investing millions of dollars? No, they began with pocket change and built their empires with small risks. They risked more and more as they achieved and proved to their minds that their risks were positive actions. Risk is part of success.
- Plan your future. See the finished product. In your dreams don’t look at the perceived obstacles. Just see dreams complete and in detail. Take time every day to dream Big!
- When you come to an obstacle, don’t just dive in to change the obstacle without being quiet first. Remember, that inside of your mind is Divine Mind. There is only One Mind. This Mind holds all of the answers to every problem. If you take time to be quiet long enough, the answers will unfold. Be patient and never proceed without getting the go-ahead from your heart.
Love yourself today! Love is the gift to the soul that always brings an amazing, healing result.
You don’t get to this voice if reason or recognize it unless you spend time with yourself in silence, asking yourself important self-talk questions. This is like dating. You must get to know the voice of the Spirit by spending time in meditation and silence. This is the only I know to clearly download the power of wisdom and recognize the voice—IN TIMES OF TRAUMA—that is always directing YOU into safety!
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