As much as we dont want it or like it, life can be full of unfairness. Some people work hard all their life and dont have what they need. Others may do little or nothing and seem to have everything.
Our liberty can be taken from us, we can be faced with endless difficulties and our health can be threatened.
All of these are simply a part of life; life can be hard and a struggle and these are facts we have to face sometimes, yet there are many ways in which we can approach these times in life that simply just are, to make it far easier.
The following are ways I’ve found most helpful;
Accept things as they are; the more we struggle against things and people as they are, the harder it is for us.
Find the positive; there is always positive amongst difficulty. We just have to look for it. For example right now admist the coronavirus pandemic there is a beautiful peace outside and the birds are singing beautiful symphonies together. The air is cleaner and the earth is healing.
Change the meaning; ultimately it is not what happens to us, but the meaning we give it that counts and that is something completely within our control, no matter what the circumstances. Find the most empowering purpose and meaning and apply it to the situation and everything changes.You are the one who sets your sail. No one else.
A few years ago I wrote this small poem and it seems so apt right now for those of us who may be struggling;
Every difficulty can be an opportunity
Every struggle can be a strength
It is what you choose to focus on
That will really get you through anything,
To be place where you thought you would never be,
To be place where you’re more than you’ve ever been ♡
Use this time to grow stronger, to become more, learn more and find your way to soar.
It is to win, when you walk away from the bullys taunts,
It is to win when you let go of verbal attacks, because you can see they are suffering more
It is to win, when you choose to open a new door and let go of something that has served its purpose for all before ♡
~ M. L Adams
Never limit yourself by staying in situations that dont serve you or others. Always choose to win and sometimes you have to win by what may appear as ‘losing’, but things are not always as they appear. ♡
‘Thus, one gains by losing, and loses by gaining.’ – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching,42