You've been there and so have I.
Sometimes it happens 3 or 4 times each day. We work hard, do all the right things and these little mind monkeys, gremlins, demons - Call them what you will - pop up in our paths and frustrate us to no end. Just when we think we have found the answer, the question changes, or we get sick, or hurt or simply nothing we can put our finger on happens, we just stall out.
We point fingers, mostly at ourselves. We run, swim, or cycle longer and harder. We meditate 10 minutes longer and start looking for miracle foods. We rationalize that it's natural but it's frustrating.
I'm fortunate to know Sue Frederick. I've taken a few of her classes, read some of her books and follow her on Facebook. We have a mutual friend who is sick with a chronic auto immune disease. She's a single mom, raising 3 daughters and if you met her you'd go "wow." She is that amazing.
The other day she asked for prayers on Facebook and I want to share Sue's response to the posting. In a very positive way it blew me away.
"Sometimes our task is to surrender our suffering to the divine; To go through what we're going through with love and grace and total surrender. Surrender is the hardest act - just surrendering everything to divine order. Long ago once when I was sick, a teacher said to me, "Sue if you're sick - just be sick. Surrender it to Nityananda, or the divine. Devote your suffering to God - with full and total surrender of all desire to overcome, understand or defeat it." That was the opposite of what I was doing - I'm a fighter. But those words meant everything to me and I gave myself to them completely…. "
Those words struck home to me and I wanted to share them with you. I see in my life that when I'm stuck, whether it be diet and exercise, or other issues, the easiest way to resolve the issue is acknowledge it's existence and even if for a short time, surrender to it. Our obstacles are not an indictment of our self worth. They are life and our lives come in all shapes, sizes and suprises, dont they.
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