If No-thing Is Lost, No-thing Can Be Gained:
If we want to get healthier or stronger we go to the gym, we sweat out all of our toxins, we lift weights, we literally tare our muscles apart so that we can re-build them, making way for stronger muscles… right?
If we want to train for a marathon, we do it by restricting all of the things we probably enjoy the most in our lives, followed by blood, sweat, and tears. Why? Because the amount of energy we put into anything is the same exact amount of energy we get back in return, it’s simple physics. For every action, there’s an equal or greater reaction. If no-thing is lost, no-thing can be gained. A body at rest stays at rest, and a body in motion stays in motion.
There Must Always Be A Heavy Weight To Be Lifted:
So, based on these analogies it would be fair to say that if we want to become emotionally, mentally, spiritually stronger, and overall better human beings, there must always be a heavy weight to be lifted. We actually need a negative force or opposing opposition working against us because there is really no other way for true growth and change to ever take place. It’s really quite an epiphany once we understand this very important lesson.
When we first begin going down our spiritual path to self discovery we’re often on a spiritual high, as long as everything is going our way, but the moment we lose our job, have a devastating brake up, or are faced with an illness we quickly abandon the path, and all the work we’ve put in. However, these are the moments in life that will be our greatest opportunities for real growth to take place.
So, the next time you’re feeling beat down, overwhelmed, feeling wronged or victimized like, “why does this always keep happening to me?” Let us take that opportunity to thank the Universe for giving us such a heavy weight to lift, because in order for true growth to take place there needs to be an opposing force. Like Dr. Wayne Dyer so eloquently said, “If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at will change.” What seemed like a closed door yesterday, is an open door today, and perspective is everything.
All Adversity Is An Opportunity For Change:
Let us all be thankful for every heart ache, every hurdle, every setback, and opposition in our lives because they are merely stepping stones, pages, and chapters in our amazing book of life. All adversity we experience in our lives is an opportunity to find our higher purpose.
Darkness is essentially a gift, a blessings in disguise just waiting for that exact moment in time for the stars to align, but our mind and attitude will ultimately determine the outcome. The pendulum will eventually sway the opposite way sooner or later. This is how we embrace both the light and the dark in our lives. This is alchemy at its most fundamental level, learning to transmute lead into gold. This is how we die upon the cross before being spiritually reborn.
We are all truly blessed more than we know and I would like to challenge you to get out of your comfort zone, because if nothing changes, nothing will ever change.
The Bigger The Pull, The Bigger The Reward:
Go out of your way to do something nice for someone else today. Someone that you may not even like or care for that much. They don’t even have to know that you did it and it’s actually even better that way. Something as simple as a kind word about that person can go along way. Try saying a prayer for the family member, coworker, or friend that has done you wrong, hurt you, or let you down, you will be amazed how your life will begin to transform.
It’s so easy doing something nice for the people we love or for some stranger we don’t even know, but how about the people who have wronged us or hurt us? Darkness cannot remove the dark, and hate cannot remove hate. Only light can remove darkness, and only love can remove hate. When there’s a challenge in front of us and we’re able to overcome it with love, kindness, and compassion, the Universe will bless us ten-fold. The bigger the pull, the bigger the reward awaiting us on the other side, and we will be magnetically charged because of it, in ways we didn’t even know were possible. It can literally change our lives in the blink of an eye. It’s sounds cliche, but only through giving can we ever truly receive.
Gratitude Is Always A Choice:
Say thank you to all of the people that have ever hurt you or let you down, as crazy as it may sound your cup will be so much fuller because of it, and even bigger opportunities will begin revealing themselves to you. All of those opposing oppositions you’re dealing with are truly there to present you with even greater opportunities for growth to take place. In order for a seed to grow it must first be covered in total darkness. We can’t win at the game of life without an opposing team to challenge us along the way.
Don’t let the negative win or the darkness prevail. We can’t change others negative behaviors but we can change our reactive behavior, the choice is always ours to make, and if you slip up, it’s okay, just pick yourself back up and keep moving forward. That is when true growth begins taking place, when we’re able to see ourselves for who we really are, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s not easy, it will even be painful at times, but only when we bring fourth that which is hidden can we transform our darkness into light.
Just know you are never alone, everyday’s an opportunity to wipe the sleight clean and start over. We all have the power to make an impact upon the world, whether we believe it or not, good or bad, the choices we make in life are always ours to make so, be accountable with humility. Stay strong and never stop believing in yourself because you are meant for greatness.
I began this blog by asking, “How can we stop losing and start winning at The Game of Life?”
And I will end this blog by giving you the only cheat code you’ll ever need to know in order to start winning. Are you ready? The cheat code is… YOU! The only opponent playing against you is YOURSELF!