My life is challenging at the moment. Both of my girls have some potentially serious health problems, one more serious than the other, and my automatic response is to find a solution for them. But I’ve also learnt that the way to stay in a state of flow is to resist nothing, so accepting what is while still supporting them and seeking a solution requires a delicate balance. At the same time I know I need to take care of myself.
There are challenges that we all face and if you are faced with one type of challenge more than another, this is an opportunity to master this aspect of your personality. My major life lesson, or opportunity is a more accurate way to describe it, is to accept what is.
Resistance is like shutting a door. To go looking for a solution or to complain about what’s happening in your life may make you feel good for a short while, the problem is that its akin to shutting the door to life, and behind that door are all of the things that you’ve been asking for.
For most of us resistance triggers an automatic response, mine is to go searching for solutions. Now this is a good trait but I need to be very careful that it does not take over my life. Sometimes we are meant to have our problems, they are life’s wake up calls. Problems can motivate us. Inspire us. And give us the courage to face our fears.
So next time you find yourself blaming, complaining, worrying, constantly talking about your problems or madly searching for answers PAUSE. This problem may just contain a solution that can change your life.
PRACTICE BEING MINDFUL. In the present moment you will find peace. It’s the best place to practice acceptance.
And when you can accept what is you live in a state of flow where life gets easier.
Sometimes you just have to live with what is. I have found that when I’m in a state of flow whatever I need be that money, support, solutions and opportunities flow into your life. As I’ve said many times when I’m in a state of flow all I have to do is ask for what I want and I always get exactly what I need – and isn’t that how we all want to live.