Crushed

24 Sep

Everyone wants an easy life filled with happiness and good fortune. Nobody wants to go through hard times or suffer. We all want the roads ahead to be paved, and easy to traverse. It’s natural to want things to go well, and many times they will, but this is real life and not fantasy land. There will be few times when everything goes exactly the way we want it to, and we are blissfully happy. We will have wonderful moments filled with joy that bring us great fulfillment and satisfaction, but we’ll also likely have difficult times where we may struggle and feel serious pain. The betrayal of a friend or loved one, the loss of a relationship, the death of someone dear – all carry with them grief and suffering. When we feel crushed by the weight of sorrow or disappointment, we may feel we’ll never get through and believe there is no way we’ll ever survive. Serious pain and loss are very hard to bear. We may have to sit down and stay in place for a while as we cope and try to recover. Grief takes as long as it takes. There is no need to rush, and we can stand still for as long as we need to. Although we may be certain this is the end, and we are finished, that will never be true. No matter what has happened, no matter how bad the situation is, no matter how defeated we feel, the sun will rise again tomorrow. All the answers we need will be there for us. When we’re ready, we can take one step forward, and start again. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are. Hard times may push us down, but nothing is powerful enough to stop us forever. Time will heal the pain, and clarity will return. Every blessing is there for us, and success is just ahead. By trusting ourselves, and taking our time, we will find the road forward.

When we’re on a road trip, if we get a flat tire, we aren’t doomed to remain by the side of the road forever. The trip does not end because something went wrong. We can do what is necessary to fix the problem and then continue on. If something dreadful happens that upends our lives and stops us cold, it doesn’t mean it’s the end. We aren’t endlessly frozen in time. Every problem has a solution. No matter how bad things seem or how dark it gets, the road ahead will still be there for us.

When something happens that rocks us deeply, we may feel broken and lost. Our whole world may turn upside down and everything we thought we could count on may disappear. That doesn’t mean our lives are over. By stepping back and looking at everything openly and objectively, we will find the way forward. There is great success waiting, and nothing can keep us from reaching it.

Today if something has knocked you down, and you feel crushed and broken, take the time you need to see everything clearly. This is just a passage, and cannot last forever. You are powerful and strong, and have everything you need to get through. Trust yourself and look ahead. All your dreams are still possible, and you will make them yours.

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