Saturday, 23 February 2013

Struggles don't mean failure

I imagine a lot of people as well as myself think that some people don't experience the kind of struggles that us individuals do. The kind that make you feel you want to throw in the towel, and sometimes even make you feel like being swallowed up by the earth.

It's easy to feel a sense of despondency when we go through difficulties. It's not fun, and it can easily make us feel like we're not as 'good' as some people (seem to be).

I have news that the super positive 'life is wonderful couldn't be better' self gurus might disagree with .. feeling completely like shit and that you have had enough does NOT mean failure! Far from it. It's probably true that some people have more natural resilience than others .. for example, most people would give up if, like Thomas Edison or Colonel Sanders, their product or experiment failed hundreds or thousands of times. But in these times, more hearts are being open and it is going to be a lot harder for people to give up on their dreams. I believe so anyway.

On the path to dreams and abundance lie failure and sadness; regret and jealousy. This does not make you a bad person, nor does it mean you are not going to get anywhere. It's just part of the human experience.
Obviously no-one wants to be permanently sad, and there is much joy to be found on the spiritual pathway. Life is full of ups and downs, and it's up to us how we deal with them. Little by little, we can become more positive when adversity arises. If we have an open mind and an open heart, we will continue to grow as a person.
Hope this helps,
Andy

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