Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spirtitual Balance In Hard Times

Life has never gone along constantly smooth and there are always bumps in the road. There are times that will be challenging times that can put a strain on the person. These are the times to surround yourself with friends and family and remember the things that make up a good life. When there is negative energies that can bring a person down they need to combat with positive energies. The reason for this is that when a person gets down it is very difficult to think about solutions or ways to get around obstacles. It can become a spiral downward.

One of the aspects of life is spiritual balance. Or perhaps it can be said life balance using spiritual means. Spiritual balance comes from depending on something other than what is happening, gaining strength from within and the powers of God and the universe. It is the spiritual part of life that can be counted on always but especially during the challenging times. Instead of letting problems take us down to a negative level, it is the balance that allows clarity of situation to continue. It is clarity in seeing the situation that allows ideas on ways to get through or to correct the situation.

Instead of allowing the negative energies to consume life it is often very helpful to quiet yourself. Put the frustrations aside for just a few moments, or any emotion that is becoming consuming, and take time to regroup, calm, and refresh yourself. This can be done by meditation when the body gets to relax a little and the mind gets to rest. Meditation is also a time when the mind and spirit can remember what is important in life finding new ways to solve problems. When the body and mind calm often the person will have a different outlook looking for solutions either consciously or unconsciously. It allows a person to see that he or she has a lot more strength that thought.

All people want to live their lives in a very positive way. People want to have enough to have a decent time on this earth. Anything that threatens that causes tension. But again life has its hard times. It is during these times that it is very important to keep a balance and there is no better way to do this than with spirituality. This gives balance to life when nothing else can. Some suggestions on how to do this is as follows.

First just stop for a moment and ask yourself if for today you will make it though and be all right. Now take a look at the next day and ask yourself the same thing. How far does this time period go out if you keep asking yourself this question. It should come out that there is time. Next remember the friends and family that can help support you through this hard time. Or perhaps there are groups that can also assist or give suggestions. This can allow a person not to feel alone.

Have you been through hard times before? The answer is probably yes sometime in life and it was worked through by finding ways to cope with the situation and pulling the strength from within and from beliefs. Though it often seems like problems will not go away, sometimes it is a time for deciding what it is that is important in a life. These are the times that spiritual peace is often tested or has a feeling of being tested. But this is also the aspect of life that keeps people going when it may seem too hard to keep going. When there seems to be no answer, this is exactly where the answers come from.
Author: Liz Cosline-Life Ownership Coach

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