Why we all need pain How utter heartbreak can lead to a greater life Posted by:
Email The one constant thing in our life is change. We cannot avoid it and the more we resist change the tougher our life becomes. Trust me, I know this because I was very skilled at deflecting change in my life. We are surrounded by change and it is the one thing that has the most dramatic impact on our lives.
Change has the ability to catch up with you at some point in your life. There is no avoiding it because it will find you, challenge you, and force you to reconsider how you live your life.
Change can come into our lives as a result of a crisis, as a result of choice or by chance. In either situation we are all faced with having to make a choice — do we make the change or not? I believe it is always better to make changes in your life when you choose to rather than being forced to.
We however cannot avoid the unexpected events crisis in our lives because it is these events that challenge our complacency in life. What we can control when we are experiencing these challenging events, is how we choose to respond to them. It is our power of choice that enables us to activate positive change in our lives.
Acting on our power of choice provides us with more opportunity to change our lives for the better. The more opportunities we create to change our lives the more fulfilled and happier our lives become. Find meaning in life Spend some time trying to sort out what is important in your life and why is it important.
What is it that you want to achieve in your life?
What are your dreams? What makes your happy? Your meaning in life gives you purpose and sets the direction of how you want to live your life.
Without meaning you will spend the rest of your life wandering through life aimlessly with no direction, focus, or purpose. Create a dream board When we were children we would daydream all the time. We were skilled at dreaming and visualizing what we would be when we grew up.
We believed that anything was possible. Advertising As we grew into adults, we lost our ability to dream. Our dreams became hidden and once we started to feel like achieving our dreams was impossible. A dream board is a great way for us to start believing in your own dreams again. Seeing our dreams every day on a dream board brings our dreams to life.
Our dreams become real and we start to have believe in the possibility of achieving these dreams. Set goals to achieve your dreams Once you know what is important in your life and what your dream life looks like for you, you need to take action and set your long-term, medium, and short-term goals.
It is acting on these goals that enable you to achieve your dreams Remember your goals may change. Always be flexible with setting and achieving your goals as things in life change and your goals need to reflect these changes. Let go of your regrets Regrets will only hold you back in life.
Regrets are events of the past and if you spend all your time thinking about the past you will miss the present and the future. You cannot change what you did or did not do in the past, so let it go.
The only thing you have control over now is how you choose to live your present and future life. I had a heap of regrets that were holding me back in my life.God doesn't promise us a certain outcome; He promises us Himself.
didn’t jump into a relationship, and prayed and waited for over half a decade before walking down the aisle. I began to embrace an uncomfortable but life-giving truth: God doesn’t promise us a pain-free life, a happy marriage, a healthy body, a house full of kids or a.
Keeping promises is incredibly important in a relationship. Promise to build a foundation upon which a lifetime of memories can be built.
I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. in that it enabled me to manage my emotional pain, so that I could move to the next stage of sorting out.
Without either romanticizing or lamenting, the poet acknowledges "The Ache of Marriage," the pain and promise of relationship: "thigh and tongue, beloved, are heavy with it, / it throbs in the teeth." "We look," she explains, "for communion / and are turned away, beloved, / each and each.".
A relationship is a chapter in my life, not my life’s entire story. Imagine being the author of your own adventure book. Picture yourself reading it and finishing a chapter. Then ask yourself: What will happen in the next chapter?
To truly love someone, to put everything into a relationship, and have it discarded is devastating and as a person who takes wedding vows seriously, and divorce is only a civil process, the end of my marriage meant I’d be alone for the rest of my life. It is in relationship that we acquire emotional pain and it is in a different kind of relationship that we can obtain emotional repair.
Good relationship engages both left and right brain.