Keeping Your Head Up During Tough Times

Keeping Your Head Up During Tough Times

Probably more than once you wondered why life has to be so hard sometimes, and why it constantly gives us difficulty. Maybe it even seems like everybody has it so much easier than you, when you see them accomplish or acquire things that seem unattainable.


Why does life seem harder for me compared to others?


Why does life seem harder for me compared to others


Most of us tend to compare ourselves to others. We consider how we measure up against our family members, friends, and people we don't even know, like celebrities on social media. How many times has your heart ached while looking at someone else’s life, where everything came so easily that they must have been born with the proverbial silver spoon? Or you see everyone around you with a loving partner, and you really want a relationship too, though for years you haven’t found anyone? Or everyone else has children, or gets pregnant on their first attempt, while you’ve been trying for years and yet still remain childless. Or maybe everyone you know loves their work, and earns incredibly well, while you hate your job and earn a lousy salary. For as many people as there are in the world, there are as many ways to feel that life can be incredibly hard, or incredibly unfair.

Of course, this is an illusion: every single one of us has problems with which we struggle. No one has a perfect life, and no one has a life that sucks entirely. It's always the case that certain parts of our lives work perfectly and seamlessly (and I hope you frequently notice, appreciate, and realize how lucky you are because of them), and some areas don't ever work out at all, causing chronic frustration, anger, or sadness.


What can we learn from life's challenges?


Have you ever wondered what you’d possibly learn if your life was always easy and fun? What could you learn from a life that didn't require serious thought, or cause less-than-optimal feelings? You may think life would be nothing but beautiful. And while it might be beautiful it would also be incredibly empty, in spite of all the wonderful things, people, and events you desire or even envy so much. It sounds paradoxical, but let's think about it for a minute.

Our main goal in life is continuous spiritual development: becoming more and more genuine versions of ourselves, becoming more and more filled with love. Difficult experiences, if optimized, push us or even force us to transcend strife and to cleanse our negative emotions. The Sufi mystic Rumi, considered the greatest of all poets, wrote "the wound is the place where Light enters you." It’s only when our heart is torn or fully shattered into pieces that we’re forced beyond typical perspective to literally see life - and ourselves in it - from a changed perspective, and so hopefully, then become changed ourselves. Tough times are precisely when key transformation happens, and are Universe’s way for a new and better You to emerge.

Remember a situation that was incredibly hard for you. One that cost you a lot of tears, or harmed your health, or your nerves. Now consider how much you actually gained from that situation. What did you come to understand, and how did you change because of what you suffered: how much wiser are you now? In retrospect, and in this fresh context, I hope you can even be grateful for the experience. Enduring it taught you to become an entirely different person, and played a pivotal part in making you the wondrous creation you are today.


Embracing the journey, not just the destination


If you’re going through a tough time that feels more like your head banging against a wall than like a situation being about to change, then realize you may be focusing too much, believe it or not, on the goal that you’re trying to achieve. Instead, focus upon how you’re feeling about what’s happening now, and upon the magic of the whole of the journey itself, and not so much upon the “actual” goal. For like the saying goes, it is absolutely the journey that’s most important, never the destination: it is the journey that guides and inspires, and is subtly shaping you even now. Only the journey makes you realize how much strength, potentiality, wisdom, and love is always in you, while at the same time helping identify and uproot your negative qualities, reactions, or attitudes. So try to look at this process from a wider perspective, and realize that amidst all the pain there is always beauty, and that your inner peace despite this paradox is merely you becoming more and more divine.

Of course it’s normal, in difficult moments, to choose to become more negative or reliant upon deceptively “soothing” addictions. Just know that everyone has a point of maximum endurance, and that when they simply can't take any more pain, they will “wake up” and remember to shift their direction toward love. Such awakening might not necessarily happen yet, in this life. It might take them many more incarnations. But each of us eventually comes to a point where “love has found a way,” where we overcome our problems, and are in every sense of the word, enlightened.

So, when tough times inevitably come, look for what the situation can teach you. Instead of focusing on reaching your goal as soon as possible, slow down, reflect, and be patient while you think about what this journey’s trying to transform in you. In other words, “Let go, and let God.” He’ll provide you with everything intended at the perfect moment for you, and He won’t even be a second late. The choice is to you, whether to make the journey full of negativity that lengthens the time you struggle along, or whether you choose to ease your burden by feeling full of hope and trust, no matter what the load. When all is said and done and you look back, which emotional path will have transformed you the most, and will you be the proudest of?



About the Author:

Marianna oversees the daily operations of The Dr. Wanda Pratnicka Center, skillfully advising staff members on guiding clients through the spirit removal process. Her efforts extend beyond management; she is dedicated to raising awareness about the phenomenon of spirit possession, utilizing various platforms including events, books, and digital media. In her leisure time, Marianna delights in gardening, immerses herself in reading, and explores new natural wonders.





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