‘Resistance is futile’
When life gets tough, it is easy to give up, thinking that things will never change. For every tough period, there are also great periods of life. It is how we perceive things that matter and make a difference.
If you always expect the worst you will get the worst. If you ride out the life storm without resisting it, the impact of the storm will have a lesser impact on you. Resistance to life and it’s tough times really is futile. It is better to just ride the stormy wave of life and surrender and accept it.
We forget that good and bad times are here to teach us life lessons. So if we viewed our life from that perspective, our life here could and would look very different. Remember nothing lasts forever. The flow of life has peaks and troughs, and it is the very reason we exist here in human form. If life was to be wonderful all the time there would be no point in it all.
When life gets tough for me, I just deal with each day. I make lists of things I need to do. Not elaborate lists, just simple things that I need to do to get me through the day, like having a shower, or hovering up my house. I make the lists because it keeps me focused, and I tick the things off one by one as I do them. I am gentle with myself, I don’t put undue pressure on myself. I have learnt that resistance to what is going on is futile. So the saying ‘go with the flow’ is very apt.
It is in those times when we feel that life is at it’s worst, that we grow the most, we find out how resilient and strong we are, we learn that we can weather anything, and at the end of the day we will always be ok.
Sometimes life can seem very cruel and we may want to shout out ‘give me a break’. But by sticking by ourselves and never giving up regardless of how tough things are, we are always rewarded with insight and knowledge.
So when life gets tough for you, settle down and ride that stormy wave of life. Because when the storm has abated, a renewed you will emerge.