Dealing with Challenges in Life

Yosemite ForestThis past week I've been inundated with many issues and questions that have left me a little emotionally drained. I feel inspired to write here to share a little bit of what I'm going through. Part of me didn't want to write this because I like to keep this a positive forum. After all, this is about living the "good life", and to be honest, I'm just not feeling so good right now.

It's taken a great deal of energy to use all the tools that I've learned to get through my issues. I'm in the process of deciding whether or not I should end a close relationship. As I'm playing all kinds of scenarios in my head, I'm laying in bed with the flu. This all happened last week.

Usually I turn to books to help me feel better. I've been reading "Inspiration" by Wayne Dyer and "Communion With God" by Neale Donald Walsch. Although inspiring words of wisdom help get me out of a funk, this time I'm still left feeling a bit empty inside.

Perhaps some of you can relate to how I'm feeling...

I'm not really sure where I'm going with this post. I guess I just needed to get it off my chest.

I think we all go through our own challenges in life. There are people who come into our life who are there to teach us a lesson...to teach us a little bit about ourselves. After we learn our lesson, then what?

This person who I love dearly is beginning to dampen my spirits. I focus on the positive, but this person continues to focus on the negative and will continuously remind me of things I've done wrong in the relationship.

Relationships are my "wealth" in life and I do my best to build solid and lasting relationships with people. I'm not perfect. I am who I am. I make mistakes.  However, I can't continue to allow this person to bring down my energy. So, now I'm faced with the issue of whether or not to continue the relationship. This is one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make.

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission." --Mahatma Gandhi

My way of dealing with this is to meditate and ask for guidance.  Just take it one moment at a time.  I don't want to "think" about it too much because I've noticed that my thoughts tend to turn to negative when I stay in my head.  I'm just going to allow my inner guidance to show me signs of what to do next.

All I know now is that I want to attract people in my life who are positive, uplifting, and who take responsibility for their happiness.  And that's what I'm going to stay focused on.

I'm also going to count my blessings and be grateful for all the friends in my life who are there for me.  I stay focused on the positive contributions I could give to the world.  I also stay focused on the love I have for myself. 

2 comments:

Bill Perry said...

Maria,
I will send feel-good vibes your way. I intend you the best in life, whatever that path turns out to be for you.

You were/are the very first blogger I basically knew about when I got my start, way back in June of 2006. I almost feel like we "grew up" together in the blogging sense :)

No matter what happens, just realize you have friends out here that want the best for you, and will do what it takes to help you get there.

Reading the post gives me an idea. We should team up and create an audio like the other ones, but focusing on getting the best out of our relationships. Relationships, in my mind, are like the "currency" of spirit.

Does that make sense?

zarahgb said...

Hi! Sometimes, I ask myself why it is easier to advise other people when we are not in their situation. Maybe because there are some things that that person sees and you do not because you are involved emotionally. It is your life after all. But I guess we are all entitled to our own opinion.

I can feel that you love that person dearly and we are constantly hunted by the thought of unconditional love. But isn't it that we should love ourselves first? Because if we are not whole (all the negative things he is giving you and making you feel), how can you give to other people? Think about it. Does all the negative things he accused you of are true? Can you accept that and willing to change for the relationship to work? Or he is just making those things to make you feel down? If he is constantly getting the habit, then I prefer that you deserve a lot better.

I myself is a newbie in blogging world and trying to reach out to other people. Hope I made you see some angle that you haven't consider yet. May God Bless you in your decisions.

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