When we embark on our spiritual journey, a lot of things can start to shift. Despite us knowing that it’ll all be worth it, it can still hurt. On some days, it gets a little tough to get by. We may feel lost, confused or like we’re on the wrong path altogether. Here are five tips for the days that feel like it’s the end:
Accept the truth.
Things will not always turn out as planned, and that’s okay. We often try to force situations without realizing we’ve already done all we could. Don’t be afraid to swallow the hardest pills, it will save you a lot of time and energy. Certain things might be painful to admit, but it is far better to see things for what they are and grow, than to hold on to what can be and ultimately still get hurt.
Tune in with yourself.
No matter what, always be honest with yourself. Our triggers are clues. Our intrusive thoughts can be insightful. Instead of trying to dismiss how we truly feel and meeting the situation with our ‘natural’ reaction, take a moment to observe. Where is that emotion coming from? Is it really the person or thing involved or is it coming from within me? Where have I felt this way before? Ask yourself the necessary questions and more importantly, answer them honestly.
Practice makes progress.
Strive for growth, not perfection. Mainstream media often portrays that growth is a destination. It puts growth on a pedestal alongside perfection. Reality is, there is no point ahead where you would finally be ‘whole’. It is an ongoing journey that is filled with both good and bad days. Always aim for progress and don’t let a single relapse convince you that you’ve never grown.
Find your crew.
Let others remind you of how loved you are. Surround yourself with people who allow you to be yourself. People who see your true self and value you. When we are around those who do not treat us the way we deserve to be treated, it hinders our self-worth and brings down our vibrations. Choose those who give you space, love, patience and forgiveness.
Expand your possibilities.
There are always more sides to the story. Allow the experiences you go through to shift your focus and perspective to new opportunities. Try to see things from the perspective of others to gain clarity on their reactions and overall behaviour. The more you learn to allow others to teach you, the more you begin to grow as a person and expand your mindset altogether.