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Frustration

Saturday, April 09, 2011

This week has culminated into one of the most frustrating weeks I have had in many a year. Not to complain, this was just a most difficult week. Civility and pent hostilities are incompatible. Together they breed frustration, which is permeating every aspect of my life. This situation, although temporary, seems unremitting. Worse is how I perceive this storm front draining humanity from my very essence.

Choosing a lifestyle rich in personal experiences versus one of high drama or high dollar, I find the modern world less genteel to my persona. I harbor no ill will towards those whom choose the other paths. Rather, I try to make the best of the present situation. It is in this regard I find myself feeling disrespected, almost to the point of undesired.

Humor and frivolity departed early this week and the grind of daily living is wearing my patience thin. I am short-tempered and more pessimistic. This emotional state can drive one into depression if sustained. Worse yet is the affect this state may have on those whom I cherish. Best be careful. This thing is toxic.

Life is an amazing cycle. Up and down we go without warning. Pontificating previously on the value and importance of choice, I must now choose to see the good in others and myself. These are not merely words. They are the testament of who I am.

So, smile and think positive. It is a matter of choice. The frustrations of life are waiting to pounce, should you falter. Therefore, remember you and I are on a journey. There will be joy along the way, happy times and sad ones as well. Take this frustration in stride. Hold fast and compel your next step forward. Lean into the headwind and grit your teeth. This storm shall pass and the sun will shine again.

Think it. Be it. Do it.


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  • BEVIEANN
    Hang in there.. this to shall pass is a motto that I try to live by... we all go through these times .. you will get through this... behind every cloud there is a silver lining...

    Have a better day today
    3280 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7041879
    Thanks for sharing this. I can really relate in my own life. I need to memorize your challenge:

    "So, smile and think positive. It is a matter of choice. The frustrations of life are waiting to pounce, should you falter. Therefore, remember you and I are on a journey....Hold fast and compel your next step forward. Lean into the headwind and grit your teeth..."
    3281 days ago
  • 4LEEFCLOVER
    Having related much to your reflections, I reviewed several previous blogs, with equal pleasure and reflection. The one from March 19th makes a nice loop with this one. Read it again my friend, and we will all take another step forward on our paths, together, encouraging ourselves, and others. Thank you.
    3282 days ago
  • SEAWAVE
    It is difficult to be on that road less taken, but I'm sure that in the long run you will find yourself richer for it. High drama doesn't really amount to much in the end.

    A positive attitude is a choice we are all faced with sooner or later. Hang in there!

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    3282 days ago
  • ERIECANALGAL
    Thanks I needed that today!
    3282 days ago
  • FREES1
    And sadly it takes all of this to make us appreciate the opposites... Even the betters than now
    Hang in there
    I love the motto


    3282 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    My current audio book by Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. I am listening to it for my spirtual calm and understanding. It explains how negative begets negative. There are people who look for it to feed their pain and do so by inflicting pain on others. I haven't got far enough to know how we deal with that negativity in others.

    We may not be able to control the situation, but we can control how we react and feel about it. Sometimes assuming the humble servant heart to get the work done is all we can do.

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    3283 days ago
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