Often when we are experiencing troubles in our life with our relationship, family, career, finances, and/or health, we can feel so badly that we begin to believe things will never change.
The key to moving through a difficult situation is to know that it is temporary, even when it feels unending.
I once heard someone say, “This has come to pass.” I was so struck by this simple yet profound message that I never forgot it.
This little five-word statement is actually an incredible life tool that serves us very well in hard situations.
Simply, if we believe that the current trouble we are experiencing will never end, we feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and hopeless. These feelings then lead to increased levels of discouragement and despair, making us stuck in the situation. However, if we know that this is circumstance is temporary that opens the door to hope and consequently solutions.
The power we have within us to positively change our lives starts with our perception. If we are seeing the situation as hopeless it becomes so. However, if we believe that we can get through it we can!
Once we truly understand this we shift to a place of knowingness.
Once we have this knowingness we are able to move onto the next step, which is choosing the right thoughts.
Have you ever noticed how many thoughts run through your head in a day? How about what types of thoughts come in and out of your mind?
When you pay attention to the thoughts that you are experiencing you have the power to choose the good ones and turn away from the negative ones.
As simple as this may sound, it can be a great challenge for many.
Mainly because it takes a concerted effort to stay conscious of ourselves—to be aware of our thoughts, feelings, actions, reactions, motives, and intentions. However, to fully live our life we must step into this aware state.
It is through this awareness that we find our freedom to walk through the trouble we are currently experiencing into the good that awaits us.