On life’s journey, we often feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. The first reaction is resentment. A bitterness takes over and we go into self-blame. Not knowing why we are stuck and for how long, the natural desire is ‘escape.’ But escape is always an assumption – a false hope that anything else is better than the present situation.
The result very rarely is good, as either the escape is impossible or we land up in a worse situation.
The next thing is to fight the circumstance. The more we try, the more desperate we get, the more tired and unhappy we make ourselves. Frustration takes us into self-blame, self-pity and self-degradation.
The biggest mistake is to then intellectualize – to philosophize. In most cases, this is also a mental escape, or a formula to more unhappiness.
Acceptance is the key!
As soon as we accept, we realize that we are in the present situation due to a divine reason. In the womb of acceptance lies a sense of duty to give off our best and enjoy doing our part. Not in spite of, but because of the dictate of the situation.
As soon as this happens, the universe steps in. In recognizing divine duty, we surrender. The universe motivates us to make happier choices for ourselves and others. We turn into happy oysters! We decide to make the best of the situation. The irritant spec of sand is given love. It turns into a pearl. Difficult and teeth wrenching labor pain produces the child of change. We are made instruments to produce a dawn for a better tomorrow.
In transforming our belief, we transform ourselves and become instruments of change! We recognize and thank the true purpose of having been put into the stuck place of a rock and a hard place.
Acceptance and surrender are the keys. They will render the positive transformation.
To perform partly and give up is another common error. We must carry it to the end as dictated by the circumstance. Missing by an inch or a mile will not make heroes. Reach the finish line. Goal! Only total faith will get us there.
So if we are feeling stuck, total acceptance, total faith and total surrender is the way to go.
Total transformation is a guarantee.