When was the last time you struggled with a situation? When was the last time you had trouble writing, talking, or even breathing? The obstacles we face in our lives show us who we really are. At such times, the world sees what is really inside us. Everything that blocks our path is actually a new path with a new part of us revealed. Obstacles cause us to learn what to do next.
Obstacles make us stronger and tougher. Even if it is difficult, but we can see it in a different light and decide to do something about it. This gives us the opportunity to show courage to improve our situation, our world and ourselves. This helps us to see our priorities from a different perspective. It also forces us to do something purposeful. When we know what we actually intend to do, the obstacles that arise tend to appear smaller and more manageable.
We cannot distinguish obstacles worthy of our time from obstacles that are not present unless we accept them as part of the weaving of life. Each challenge looks like a huge mountain to which we must climb. But as soon as we are full of determination and perseverance, suddenly most of our obstacles diminish.
Obstacles make us more creative. Only in the fight against obstacles that caused others to quit smoking, can we find ourselves in untouched territory. As soon as we persist and resist, we can learn what others were too impatient to teach them.
This will also help us find meaning in our lives. This is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means. You will not have time to think about your own sufferings, because other people are suffering, and you are too focused on them. It gives us the opportunity to change our lives. We need to reconsider our existence. And at the same time, we have the opportunity to make changes in our lives if we dare to do this.
If it’s up to us, this is the playing field, what’s not up to us is the rules and conditions of the game. The biggest and most serious obstacles in life are natural disasters, economic depressions and premature death. It reminds us of something that is easy to forget – how little control we have over most things in life. And yet in the same breath we are reminded of one thing that we really control: our reaction.
These obstacles remind us of the importance of separating what is happening to us from how we react. When we assimilate this, we will be able to attain a higher level of inner peace, which will allow us to love our obstacles even more.
As soon as we accept this, all other obstacles are minimized to the impossible. Finally, we can focus our efforts on the obstacles we can overcome.