Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Karma

Lately I've had a situation that has been causing me a lot of stress. It's gotten bad enough that I believe some of the eczema problems I've had are because of stress. I have a lot of pain in my back and I believe some of that is just me holding on to stress and anxiety. I've been exhausted, unmotivated, and not interested in doing much more than the minimum to get by and even then I question if I'm even doing the minimum. I've came to a decision about this situation but I've had a hard time executing on it and I couldn't figure out why until I came across this...


I found this on the Chopra Center Facebook page. They share a lot of motivational and inspirational quotes but this one completely stopped me in my tracks. I realized one of the reasons I haven't been able to change my situation was because I hadn't completely learned the lesson I was meant to learn from it. I realized that I was letting other peoples actions, behaviors, and dramas impact me and my life. My reaction is what's holding me back from completely letting go of the situation and moving on.

WOW!

It reminded me of the Eleanor Roosevelt quote "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent".

Dang it! It's true!!!

Sometimes you just need a reminder at the right time to teach you the lesson you haven't seen or been willing to see. At this point now I know that I need to better control my reactions and do my best to not let other peoples actions impact my quality of life. Some people will always bring drama, lies, manipulation, or other negative traits to your life but it's really up to each one of us on how much of their yuck we let into our life. We can choose to let them make us angry, bitter, upset, or feel small or we can stand tall, stand for what's right, uphold our values, and not let them get the best of us!

Whew! So what's next?

I feel that now that I've realized why I've had a hard time letting go it's practicing the lesson that will set me free. I know it won't always be easy and some days will be harder than others but this life is mine to live and I am taking back my power and going to look for the good in every situation. Look for the other lessons I can learn along the way and always remember how I feel so I never make the mistake of treating someone else in this way.

All this being said I will apologize for being vague about things. I am not at the position where this situation is resolved enough that I can say more but know that things will work out and that's what's important. My hope in sharing this is that if you are currently in a situation that isn't the best for you or bringing you joy you find the lesson quickly so you can move on to the next part of your life. I do believe that in every hard situation that there is a lesson to be learned and until you do it's likely to keep reoccurring in your life anyway. Find the lesson, learn from it, and be free to move on!

Have you ever had a lesson that kept following you regardless of what you did to change things? When did you finally realize the lesson and how did you manage it once it became known to you? Have you ever tried to help someone find their way out of a bad situation before? Feel free to share your thoughts on lessons learned or what you have to overcome.

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