the universe - choose your term - can often put us in situations
that are uncomfortable, such as a difficult relationship, dealing
with illness or physical injury, to name a few. I personally have
experienced all of these and many others in my own life and this
continues to happen today. I am grateful for these challenges because
they force me to look at where I am and where I am going. They encourage
me to make choices that change the direction of my life. If we do
not change directions, we will end up where we were going. Personally,
I never want to end up where I was going because I see with some
modifications I always end up some place better. The sooner we can
see these choice points in our lives and take action, the easier
life becomes. If you are not happy where you are, make a different
choice. Do not wait to start tomorrow, start NOW!
I had an image that my life would be "perfect". Somehow, I thought
I could have a life where I would not have problems and things would
just flow with ease and grace. What I found is that I had to learn
to flow with ease and grace through any circumstance in my life.
You have to embody these characteristics even when things are rough.
It is always easier to feel ease and grace when things are going
well, but what happens when your world is turned upside down? Are
you still able to stay centered and connected to the characteristics
that you want to embody in your life, or are they nowhere to be
found? They are still there with you, you just have to see them
and be them.
extends the difficult experience and can infuse pain into your life
and body. The more we resist the more pain we feel. Can you remember
a time when you wanted to quit a job or breakup with someone in
a relationship? The longer you waited to act the harder it got.
The more painful it felt even in your body. You felt pain just being
at your job or being around the person. Moreover, the pain continued
to grow until it got so bad you felt you had no choice but to get
out of the situation. Wouldn't it be easier to take action sooner
so you could move through the experience faster and easier? When
you feel resistance use it, this is a choice point for changing
behind all this is divine because it gets us to step back and look
at our lives with a new perspective. Yes, life is "perfect" just
as it is. Would you appreciate the sunshine as much without the
clouds from time to time? If life was without the difficult times
we would not appreciate the good times as much. We would not learn
about ourselves and life would become mundane and even tiresome.
Life is contrast so that our experience of it as a spiritual being
having a human incarnation can be rich and full.
This is not
to say that we have to live in pain. It is our perception about
what we experience and how we go through these experiences that
make the process easy or harder. What you resist does persist so
remember the next time you are faced with a choice point: take the
time to look around and do not discount the event. The universe
will continue to show you the way if you are not looking and listening.
If you don't pay attention, the road can get pretty bumpy.
You have multiple
choices to make in each situation that life brings you, many more
than you can see right now. So look closer for the infinite number
of choices you can make. Explore the lush green fields of choice
and change. In addition, see how scrumptious your life can become
by changing direction.