Throughout the journey of our life we are looking for spiritual growth & development. We want to succeed, we want to have the best of things, we are constantly learning, growing and developing.
We try and fail, sometimes we success but most often we fail. We tell ourselves that life is not fair so I can’t be happy. I have messed up before and so I will mess up again. I am a failure. Things never work out for me. I am not good enough.
When we say these statements we loose our power and allow ourselves to be swept up in all the negative things that we tell ourselves repeatedly.
To be able to enjoy spiritual growth & development we need to understand as few basic principles.
Life is suffering! we have pain, disease, grow old and die. We feel lonely, depressed, have fear, get embarrassed. Accepting that you can’t avoid suffering is the first step to a happier life. Of course there is a lot more to learn about this statement and you will love this article.
We will suffer if we expect other people to conform to our expectation, if we want others to like us, if we do not get something we want, etc. In other words, getting what you want does not guarantee happiness.
lf we give up trying to pretend that there is no suffering and just trying to be positive all the time and learn to live each day at a time (not dwelling in the past or the imagined future) then we can become happy and free.
Once you have recognised that life is about suffering and getting on with it anyway, then you are able to learn how to get over suffering and obtain the elusive happiness that you want.
Just ‘thinking’ positive is not enough! Getting the right help is so important for your spiritual growth & development. Acknowledge where you are so that you can write your future.