ANDIt is clear that life is not about sitting around waiting for the storm to pass, much less for it to sweep us away. On more than one occasion, many of us have to learn to dance in the rain, trying not to die trying.
I love those people who don’t have big challenges left and, even if the storms shake them, they manage to stay on their feet and, better yet, take advantage of the storms they have to face. I admire them because they have enough willpower to not reject anything that ‘day to day’ offers them, regardless of how difficult adversities are for them.
Many of us need that: to live intensely and face each of the circumstances in which we find ourselves immersed.
If we applied a drop of resilience, if we acquired willpower and bet on seeing things from other perspectives, we would not be so bitter.
I mention it because many people allow themselves to drown in the ‘sea of complaining’ and live playing the role of victims all the time, to the point that they forget to enjoy life.
It will never be practical to avoid the hard moments. We must give head to each complicated fact to find the way out. This implies taking the rhythm of everyday life and learning to find the right step to take to weather any storm.
What is raised here is the importance of accepting what we are experiencing, without resigning ourselves to suffering. We have to be grateful and assume enough tenacity not to let ourselves be defeated by anything or anyone.
Assuming life itself, just as it is, also leads to understanding that we must always put our chest to the breeze.
In that order of ideas, it is urgent for us to banish the negative thoughts that, like lightning, fall on our mind. It will be essential to get all that bad energy out of your head.
That negativism is what prevents us from contemplating ‘rain’ in another way. If we let ourselves get bored, that bad vibe will end up devastating us and will cloud everything around us.
No tribulation, however hard it may be, will last forever. In addition, we will all have a great learning.
Let’s not allow storms to annoy our world, let’s think positively and dare to ‘dance in the rain’.
If we maintain an enthusiastic attitude towards everything that happens to us, we will not drown.
From now on, when a problem arises, let us remember that we will only have two options: stay with the constant complaint and not seek a solution, or take what takes away our peace, correct it and reconsider. Which will be the best?
I insist on saying that even in the strongest storms that rage over our surroundings, we will always have the opportunity to learn different lessons that will strengthen us for the future.
* You have to be happy along the way, not just at the end. There’s nothing to be gained from sacrificing the present moment and leaving your happiness for ‘later’. The idea of being well will depend on your mental state, not on the ‘current account’. Identify what really matters to you and focus on it.
* You will go through rainy and sunny days, dark and light or sad and happy. She will live times that she will want to forget and others that she will never get out of her mind; but there will always be a tomorrow to start over. On each day, entrust yourself to God so that his Blessing shelters you in everything he wants to do.
* When in doubt, pause; when you get angry, take a break; when you get tired, take a break; when you get stressed, take a break; and when you pause, close your eyes, take a deep breath and thank God for every situation you’ve experienced. Understand the circumstance you are going through!
Concerns frequently assault our state of mind. However, with each question we have one more chance to face a new horizon, either by reasoning or applying healthy strategies for the soul. What are those fears that affect you today? Tell us about them to reflect on it on this page. Send your testimony to Euclides Kilô Ardila at the following email: email@example.com In this column, he himself will respond. Let’s look at today’s case:
Testimony: “I am too elusive with the things that correspond to me to do. When I know I have to do something today, I live by procrastinating and in the end all the duty accumulates. I ask God to help me but, for some reason, the same thing always happens to me. I await his advice. Thank you”.
Answer: Many are accompanied by these ‘conscious’ or ‘unconscious’ attitudes of postponing certain activities, even though they may be beneficial.
In your case you should realize all that you lose by your little diligence. Postponing that mission that he must undertake makes him move away from his goals and finally he feels frustrated.
One way to initiate a change from this ugly way of behaving is to ‘put your feet on the ground’ and take stock of everything you have stopped earning due to that ‘sudden laziness’ that arises when crystallizing your plans of action.
Give yourself some time to reflect and, with a sheet of paper in hand, make a list of the reasons why you ‘take away’ what you have to do.
Once you find the aspects of your life that have been affected by this procedure, decide to be more disciplined and get down to work.
It may be a good idea to set up a task schedule to help yourself keep track of activities that may be prone to this dangerous state of procrastination.
The issue is not so much about asking God to help you, but about putting in a dose of willpower to take control of your schedules and your life itself. Listen to me!