Are you struggling with life? Do current events, political changes, social injustice issues or family dynamics cause you grief? If so, you’re not alone.
Life is supposed to be easy. Does that immediately bring up all the examples you can think about to prove that statement wrong? Great! That means you have a starting point. Even if you only slighted raised an eyebrow you’ve reacted in a typical – and what most people would consider normal – way.
Society has taught us that life is hard, that choices are difficult. You may have been raised as I was to believe that you’d always have more bills than money, that your family would never get ahead, and that people with privilege just knew something you didn’t.
Having money or nice things doesn’t mean life is easy for those who are there. In fact, there is frequently more stress and anxiety about holding onto possessions than being in a situation where we live in lack. It’s really not about what we have or don’t have. It’s how we choose to live in general.
The universe supports us by acting upon our thoughts, feelings and words. If we constantly think things are going to fail, feel like a victim and verbalize those ideas then we can expect our lives to reflect our consciousness. The opposite is also true.
Does this mean everything’s going to be just hunky-dory all the time? No. But when challenges do occur we will be better equipped to handle them. We won’t see minor or even major issues that arise as formidable beasts. In other words, we’re going to get down to business and solve the problem, as opposed to rehearsing the dramatic account of our woes, victimization and hopelessness so as to garner sympathy from others when we tell our story.
There’s a lot of talk about what will happen in the future. That’s all it is: Talk. No one knows what the future will hold. Our happiness in life does not come from pining for a past that never existed or worrying about a future we dread. Our happiness comes from making the most out of each moment now. In our current global, national and local circumstances it’s more important than ever to stay in the present moment.
Learn from the past, plan for the future, but live in the present. It really is that easy.
In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Copyright © Terry Drew Karanen 2017