Do you sometimes feel like life is working against you? Do you feel like you are faced with more obstacles than achievements or successes?
Well, it may be time to take a pause and reflect. Surrender to your circumstances. I realize this may sound counterintuitive because humans have been groomed to force, push, and work harder when times get tough, or things are not going as planned. In my life experience, I have learned that sometimes we need to do the opposite. We need to pull back so that we can see the situation from an outside perspective. We need to be silent and still, so that we are able to see the unseen.
Believe it or not, we do not have as much control as we think we have.
We do not have the power to control outcomes and circumstances to the extent that we believe we can. Life is filled with so many unknowns, but those are only opportunities to learn and grow. Unfortunately, our ego t leads us to believe otherwise.
This happens in both our personal and professional lives. There are certain events in our lives that are preprinted into our story narrative and it’s our job to observe and learn the lessons from them. I believe in Universal guidance and destiny, and that there is a significant part of life that is already designed for us. The path was set when we were born. Our journey through life is simply a series of lessons to be learned along the way so that we can gain wisdom and become enlightened.
If you consider this perspective as you move through life, you may begin to experience each positive and negative circumstance through a different lens. You might learn to manage your emotions more effectively and not get caught up in the drama of those circumstances. You could experience each challenge as something you had to overcome to become more resilient, and each positive event would be celebrated and enjoyed with a deeper appreciation. You may begin to BE in life rather than push through it.
As a culture, we spend way too much time and energy feeling like a victim.
We say things like, “Nothing ever goes my way. I will never be successful. When will the other shoe drop?” These are all just words of resistance – closed-minded thinking – and are filled with negative energy. What might happen if we choose instead to lean in and experience circumstances from a different perspective – as life lessons to be learned? Would we approach life with a different attitude or mindset?
My life changed the day I surrendered to my circumstances.
I stopped believing I had control over all things. I took a long pause to see the unseen. What happened was dramatic and transformed my life for the better. I now experience each challenge I encounter as an opportunity to learn a life lesson and become wiser. And positive events, I celebrate by expressing gratitude and appreciation for the feelings of joy and happiness.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed by life, I encourage you to take a long pause, go silent, and see the unseen.