We have all been in a place where the pressures of life have been insurmountable and unbearable. We find ourselves wondering if we will have the strength to make it through. Sometimes we notice that as we are just making it through some major difficulty, there is another obstacle right on its heels. How do we endure one loss after another or withstand several health issues right on top of each other.
I remember a neighbor when I was younger going through one tragic loss after another with her family. Her family of eight dwindled down to two within a three-year period of time. With every loss of her family members, this mother seemed to have a resilient quality about her. All I kept thinking about was how, how can she make it through this.
When we look back at our lives, we see that we have survived many tribulations and often wondered how. It always amazes me the strength that we have. Just when we thought we couldn’t handle any more, we seem to. Sometimes we make it through by just putting our heads down and barreling through and other times we just sink into deep compassion for ourselves and let go.
I look at each obstacle in my life as an opportunity for me to go deeper into my learning and also know that when they are piled on top of each other there’s going to be a huge breakthrough. When I’m deep in it sometimes I can’t see it unless I quiet my mind and look at the deeper meaning of the obstacles. This helps me move through challenging situations with greater ease along with surrendering to what life is and not pushing up against it.
If you are having a hard time with challenges and moving through them, I urge you to check out my Personal Retreats. If you are going through tough times with the partner maybe couples retreat would fit your needs better. Either way you will learn the tools you need to learn to accept life as it is and learn to grow through tough situations.