We are all faced with having to deal with situations we’d rather not, and sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair. That old adage about making lemonade out of the lemons life hands you, I think, is right on point. None of us escape the all to human condition of troubles. How you handle your adversity however, determines the outcome of your circumstances. You do have the ability to turn tribulation into triumph.
Instead of letting the fact that the chips are down, keep us down; we should focus on the things we need to do to stack the chips more in our favor.
The first thing we need to realize is that: LIFE IS ALWAYS GOING TO THROW THINGS YOUR WAY!!!! This will NEVER change. ACCEPT IT! Even those of us who ‘seem’ to have minimal lemons hurled at them; do indeed have lemons hurled at them from time to time! Maybe what makes them ‘seem’ different is nothing more than an adaptive way of handling things.
Secondly, know that no matter how ‘bad’ you think it is, re-living it in every ‘here-and-now’ moment, is FAR WORSE. There is a time to ‘feel the burden of things’, but that time should not be FOREVER. Eventually, for your own health and well-being, it is prudent that you GET UP, & GET OUT of that darkness. We are not meant to dwell in sadness, self-pity, emptiness, hurt, despair,or disappointment. This is the reason that we feel so bad when we attempt to give in to these emotions; because they are not our natural state.
Third and most important…NO amount of worry will ever stop life from throwing you lemons. STOP WORRYING. All worrying does is make you mentally frantic. If we are mentally frantic, it is impossible to see straightforward solutions to the things we need to fix. Worrying keeps you looping that frantic state through your entire being. How many of us truly can listen to a cd skip repeatedly without feeling as if we will go insane. Guess what? That is what worrying does; DRIVES YOU INSANE! In an insane state, we can not see the solutions to problems, we can only see more problems. Hence, that looping thing I just mentioned.
When the chips are down, when it seems like life is against you, when it feels as if it’s too much to bear, understand that this happens to us all. There has been NO situation, or circumstance that has EVER been able to stop the triumph of the human spirit, nor human will. With intention, and focus we find ourselves capable of doing what at times, seem like miraculous things. You are more powerful than you know.
All you have to do when life knocks you for a loop, is to learn from it, be aware of the need to duck in the future, and KEEP MOVING FORWARD!
Wishing you gi-normous amounts of love, and inner peace.