Article by Wendy McCance
Last night I was watching a show about the universe and its plan for you. I love these type of subjects because it opens your mind to a different way of looking at your situation. During the show, there was a lot of emphasis on living in the moment and not stressing so much about your current situation.
Obviously, depending on your personal situation, this advice can be helpful, or downright upsetting. Some situations feel so out of control and devastating, that this information might not feel appropriate at this time for you. Let’s say that you aren’t in a desperate situation though.
I am not going through a devastating experience. I am simply in the midst of the typical ups and downs of life. For me, the program was a positive experience. It was comforting to know that there could be a plan and that you are going through a situation to learn something or to get you to the next stage in your life.
I began to examine different difficulties I had experienced in my own life and how the experience made me stronger, propelling me towards the next stage of my life. I felt a sense of gratitude towards some of my experiences although while they had been going on, I didn’t feel that way at all.
I thought about all of the wasted energy spent worrying about what would happen next. I was sure that things would get worse a lot of times and not better. Being able to look back on past experiences and examining them was so much easier because my emotions had become detached from what had happened.
It’s the combination of difficult events combined with emotions that create the out of control feeling. If you can wrestle with the emotions and look at a situation with a sense of calm and the knowledge that things will work out, solutions do pop up with more ease.
The take away is that although it would be great as well as reassuring to peek into the future, you can only trust that the future will be better.
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