Mar 9, 2010

Conditioned To Struggle

Most people are conditioned to believe that life is supposed
to be hard and it was designed to be a struggle. Somehow we got
the notion to struggle means you are more courageous and strong.

Struggle can compare to taking a cross country trip in your car with
the emergency brake on. Sure, you may get there, but you are
burned out and you have missed most of the fun sights on the way there.

How many inspirational stories have you heard about people who have
"struggled against all odds" to become successful? How often do we
hear positive things about the people who are successful because they
DO NOT struggle? Struggle is life's treadmill and is highly over rated.

The need to struggle and effort to get what we want is an illusion,
and like all other illusions or assumptions by their very nature
they keep us from seeing the truth that's right in front of us.

Struggle is trying to rearrange the world so that it aligns with
the way you think it should be. It is the greatest source of
unhappiness in our world today. It happens when you focus on what
you perceive you don't have, instead of embracing the things you do have.

We live in a time of striking contrasts. There is tremendous
prosperity for some and outrageous poverty for others. We have so
much available to us, yet we continue to strive for more and more.

So We must make a paradigm shift and see abundance, prosperity
as a mind set. Abundance is waking up to the reality that you are
already the person you yearn to become and that you already have
everything you need right now in this moment.

The denial or the resistance to who you really are is the thing
that keeps you struggling. Abundance is about falling in love
with whom and where you are. It is focusing on all that you have
and not losing yourself in all that you don't have. In the end it
is this thought that allows you to create anything you desire.

Hopefully this brings you a new awareness. Try looking for the
good in all things and you will see evidence that you don't need
to struggle. Be grateful and know that you are making progress,
whether it be large or small.

To Your Success!

Rena Williams

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