When you are faced with adversity, challenge or an obstacle; do you fight and struggle? Do you lie down and give up as it is all too hard? Or do you let go to the process and understand that obstacles are part of advancing forward on life. Obstacles are put in front of us so we can grow into the person we need to become to obtain the goals we are seeking out.
We have just become an Aunty and Uncle again and it reminded me of labour and having a baby. During labour the more you let go the easier the process becomes, the more you resist and fight the process the more the pain increases.
In the last week I have set the intention for bigger and bolder goals for 2011, I have also been challenged as well. In the past I would have fought and struggled, pushed and forced my way forward, ‘trying so hard” to get the results I wanted. All I ended up with was exhaustion and still an obstacle and then I had no energy to move forward. This was because I was coming from the mentality that the only way to get through life was with force and I only knew how to get results by working harder and harder. However this has a limit to its ability and I had reached my limit. There had to be a different way.
I have been reminded of the different way again. The alternative way was almost the direct opposite to everything I knew and had done. For me this is the process of having a very clear focus on what I want, and a very strong why to fuel myself forward. To release all resistance and let go, to give into the circumstances or obstacles and keep moving forward one step at a time.
Interestingly enough when I did that in labour I got through the process so much easier, and again when I did that this week, my results just showed up as if they were just waiting for me to stop clamping the flow on a hose.
Are you clamping the flow of your hose? Do you have a clear focus on what you want and know your why?
Are you resisting and stuck in the hard or are you allowing and letting go? The first place to start in letting go is to acknowledge the challenge for what it is and breath. Allow yourself the space to succeed, let go and forgive you for not being perfect, let go and forgive yourself for having challenges. You will find that as you let go the obstacle or challenge will dissolve or will work for you.