Taking It With You

9 Aug

Life is complicated and ever changing. Every day brings something new to deal with and understand. Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go, and when they don’t go the way we want them to, we may suffer great pains of disappointment and frustration. Most of the time we can manage the ups and downs, but if something terrible happens, it may change the way we think about our lives and we may struggle to move on. When we suffering with personal problems and feel lost and confused, we may think a change of scenery will help. We may believe that if we just go someplace new we can start again and everything will be fine. A change in location will force us to concentrate on lots of new things until we get settled. We may be too busy to notice what’s been going wrong and feel some relief. A different place may distract us for a time but no matter where we go, or what new activity we get involved in, we take everything with us. Problems don’t usually solve themselves, and they will remain quietly waiting until the dust settles again. We can try to tuck them away, and hide them deep inside, and that may work for a time, but eventually they will rise and remind us they are there. There is nothing to be gained by dragging problems along indefinitely, and the best we can do is stop, open all the doors, look at everything clearly and find the answers we need to resolve them once and for all. If we’re unsure we can do it alone, we can ask for help. By reaching out to someone we trust, we can get the assurance and encouragement we need to do what is necessary to finally let go. Life is a great blessing. Holding onto unresolved conflict will never help us move forward. We are intelligent and have everything we need to prevail. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down when we’re ready to move. Every success is always possible and we can start again, and make them ours.

Nobody gets a charmed life filled with paved roads and endless parties. We’re all going to suffer through hard times, face difficult challenges and struggle to find the way ahead. Nobody wants to suffer, but the hard trials we face teach us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. If everything always worked out and nothing ever went wrong, we would know very little about reality. The things that test our patience, and push us to our limits bring us the tools we need to live fully and successfully. When we must push hard to move forward, finally reaching the goal brings great happiness and satisfaction.

Nobody is perfect or knows everything. We may face something that is so difficult and complex, we have no idea how to process it much less solve it. Everyone’s experiences are different and it’s likely someone else has been through the very issue we’re struggling with. Reaching out to others will open new doors and bring new ideas for resolution. We’re not alone if we allow others to help. All the answers we need are already there for us. We can do what is needed to take things one step at a time until we find our way forward. Nothing is out of reach and we will prevail.

Today if you’re facing a serious problem and are thinking of running to a new place to find relief, remember how strong and capable you are. You are wiser and more intelligent than you realize, and nothing can keep you from success. Take your time and look at everything objectively. Reach out for help if you need it, and be patient. You are amazing and all the answers you need are there. Trust yourself and be confident. Every destination is waiting and every success is possible.  Stand strong and step forward. There is light just ahead, and you will reach it.

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