We all go through trials and tribulations in life, and most of us keep in the quaking pain and suffering for different reasons.
Either the problems are too personal. Or seemingly too complex to explain to those who only know us from the outside. Or we just no longer have the patience or energy to begin to explain what’s wrong.
But one of the best ways to ease the suffering is to release it from the confines of our bodies and souls.
And releasing your problems does not have to involve a outside party. But it does require some form of expression.
If you are currently dealing with a problem or a crisis of some sort, try wording it out into an audio clip or on to a piece of paper. Let your emotions flow. And keep writing or speaking until all your thoughts are all poured out.
Then listen to it or read it. You just might gain some new and fresh perspective.
Perspective is everything. Towers and skyscrapers look like fancy needles. Magnificent monuments can look like miniatures. Long and wide rivers look like small streams from the sky. Large lakes look like small ponds from mountaintops.
From afar and from on high, entire cities look like small miniature models of human dwelling. And the people who dwell in them become microscopic and too small to pinpoint.
Those same people you quarrel with each day. Those people who distract your personal tasks and goals. Those people who, sometimes, keep us worried, confused, or suspicious.
From afar and from on high, they are but small tiny negligible spots on the earth.
Never let them get in the way of your goals, dreams, and happiness.
On a hunt, a predator’s only focus is its prey. Nothing can steer its focus away from the target. Its life depends on that, and nothing will ever veer its eyesight or attention on anything, except for a larger predator.
Missions and goals in life are our prey; our target. And distractions are like birds fluttering around and pests trying to irritate us.
If you allow yourself to be distracted once, that prey – that goal or mission – can flee several miles away from you. Stay focused.
And should you ever be distracted, get back to tracking that prey down and go get it.
Our lives have weather systems of their own. And while there are days when we take shelter from the tempests that come crashing through, there are also those drizzles that remind us, after we survived those tempests, to always be prepared for whatever comes our way.
As you walk through your path in life, as you travel along your journey to whatever your destination – whatever your goal, dream, or aspiration – is, you will have to endure those harsh storms to see the magical beauty of the other side of those tempests. And, sometimes, when it all seems like sunshine and clear skies, there will be some delicate drizzles that shower you with a reminder that the road is still littered with potholes and perils.
But you will make it through those tempests of pain and sorrow, and you will smile through those light drizzles of minor problems and conflicts, and you will smile when you reach your destination – when you turn around and look at that long journey and those winding and cruel paths you crossed.