Rise Above Your Challenges

May 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Life Mastery

manoverlookingatoceanNeale Donald Walsh says, Every decision you make – every decision  is not a decision about what to do. It’s a decision about Who You Are. When you understand this, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.

We have all had the experience at one time or another of feeling stuck in our life. Of feeling unclear of what decision we should make. This can be painful, frustrating, and very unsettling.

The problem you face in such a situation is this: How can you move forward when you feel unclear about the next step you need to take? Admittedly, such a lack of clarity can cause some pretty extreme stress.

Plus stress adds fuel to the fire, because it is the exact opposite of the physical condition you need to experience a sense of happiness and contentment. You simply cannot move forward in your life unless you first bust through your stress.

So you find yourself sitting on a seasaw stressed, feeling stuck, and generally unhappy  but knowing you need to DO something.

What is the answer? Being happy requires that you get clear, since clarity of purpose controls your supply of life energy. Knowing what you want generates the energy to pursue it. While not knowing drains your energy and makes you feel stressed and unhappy. You already know this on a deep intuitive level.

So what can you do if you are stressed and lack clarity? 

What are your options?

If you are afraid of making the wrong choice, you can wait and hope for clarity. Or you can try to think your options through in your own mind.

One way to overcome painful indecision is to simply make a choice from among your possible solutions. Whether or not you feel certain your choice is the right choice – just take a small step in what seems to be the best direction, in spite of your doubt or confusion. Just making a decision will help lift the stress and move you closer to a feeling of happoiness.

There is great power in action. Movement in any direction will break your mind free from the cement of indecision – and provide new information and experiences. Action sends ripples of energy and change out into the world. And since life is so totally unpredictable, who knows how your situation will change once you get some action energy into motion.

Take the current impending financial crisis in the US that seems to be rapidly spreading throughout the world. No one seems to have a clear answer, and that is understandable. There are just too many variables in operation, and very little clarity.

The challenge many of us face is this: Can we handle taking action without knowing whether it is the right or best action?

Here is what I have learned in my own roller coaster version of life: Listen to your intuition, and balance it as best you can with truthful rational analysis of the situation you face. Then take action.

There is great power in action.

Go for it. Even if you make the wrong choice, at least you will generate some action energy and break free of the painful, mind-numbing cement of indecision!