Try Harder?

One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder.

Yesterday I worked for hours on a single project that despite everything I did, would not come to fruition.  About midway into my third hour of toiling against the fates, I decided that maybe there was a reason ‘my will’ was not being done and I gave up peacefully.  I surrendered pretty gently yesterday but years ago I was not so wise. I used to square up against my difficulties and work relentlessly toward my vision. In the times that I did manage to wrestle ‘my vision’ into being I often learned the hard way that there was a reason the universe was trying to hold me back- and it was always for my good.

Figuring out how long to ‘hang in there’ and when to let go is the work of a lifetime for most of us. When we really desire something the blinders go up and despite the obvious indicators we muscle forward. Holding on and letting go- the more we do it, the easier it gets. When we begin to feel resistance consistently from the universe it is worth considering that perhaps the fates have something better planned for us that we cannot yet see. When we learn to look at our roadblocks this way, it makes it easier to loosen our grip on how we think things ought to be, and allow the way things are to unfold.  When we are able to do this, just like clockwork, a door opens up in some other part of our world and with that door opens a whole new pathway.  

It is so important to remember that we do not always have to know ‘the way’,  we just need to know how to listen and watch- so that when the universe shows us the next indicated step- all we have to do is take it.