In our individual lives dealing with personal challenges can be an issue we must quickly deal with.
In addition to a worldwide range of a negative mind, we deal with difficulties that touch a psychological nerve.
I mean it’s never ending. Challenges in life like injury, disease, joblessness, sorrow, separation, fatality.
Or, perhaps a brand-new endeavor with an unidentified future.
Frequently we get caught up in how to overcoming negative thoughts that can be frightening.
Yes, facing challenges in life that are hefty, as well as complex.
Thereby, we attempt to maintain dealing with problems at a range.
We require our sensations in order to locate contentment, definition, and also enjoyment in life.
The Ancient writings from the Tao, Buddha, Jesus and so many more educated that the key to life is to be real.
It might mean desire what you have as well as to not have a negative mind over what you do not have.
Existing ways for overcoming negative thoughts that you have, are in a personal story I’ll share with you from my prison years.
So keep in mind that typically we transform away from positive outlook instead than towards it.
When it comes to dealing with personal challenges, as humans we are masters of evasion!
If we truly want to begin dealing with personal challenges in life and let go of a negative mind that’s a start.
But we must be extra efficient in it, yes, planting seeds for self-growth.
I mean as to where we need to orient ourselves towards dealing with a negative mind.
Keep in mind as you absorb this article for its value to you, this spiritual metaphysical principle from the Course in Miracles:
- “Be not content with littleness. But be sure you understand what littleness is, and why you could never be content with it.”
Beware of the Arrogant Negative Mind
Once you have the knowledge that facing challenges in life is not the laws of God, you can easily accept them as unreal.
OKAY… let’s start dealing with problems!
Put on your mindfulness hat for this message I give you from my handwritten journal notes while in prison for 8 long years.
The thoughts of the gang member who was out to stab me with a broken off, but sharpened, mop handle, his “shank,” were attack thoughts.
But also, unreal. They were my thoughts, not his. However, considering his physical attack was something I had to do something about.
A must, believe me!
By stepping toward his thought process as being of real harm to me, I would raise conflict in myself.
After all, who was doing the perceiving of what must be going on in his thoughts? I was.
I needed to concern myself about “why” he wished to harm me. Likewise, I needed to decide “what” I could do to prevent the attack.
In a situation like this, do I place my feet on the twisted stairway of his thoughts that will lead me out of Heaven?
Or, do I side with truth by letting go of his volatile thoughts.
(I also recommend this related article I’d written a while ago on: facing adversity and feelings of hopelessness and despair finally overcome:)
Here’s what I did for this type of dealing with personal challenges:
As the “thirty something” year old, black gang member, approached me with the shank from the corner of my eye, I immediately turned around to face him.
I only mention he was black because in prison there can be a racial dispute at times.
The ego in me was shaking nervously like it needed something to calm me down.
But the real me took one gentle step toward him and said: “Look dude, this prison stuff is a real bitch on me too. I want no trouble with you. Let’s just pretend nothing has happened here, and both of us move on. How about it?”
He turned without saying a word and speed walked on his way. My twenty-some years in age as his senior, I believe helped.
The Course in Miracles further states:
- “Littleness is the offering you give yourself. You offer this in place of magnitude, and you accept it. Everything in this world is little because it is a world made out of littleness, in the strange belief that littleness can content you.”
We must beware these laws of dealing with personal challenges seem to have an extremely strong and arrogant foundation only if we want it to.
I mean, that thinks they can define what the Creator of all reality must be.
Likewise, these laws don’t stop there, as they go on to decide what God must think and what He must believe.
What I’m saying is, how He should respond to our requests.
Are we making God’s rules for Him while we move along? Do we also make up His magic formula that constitutes miracles?
We don’t think we need to ask God about the truth, because dealing with personal challenges has set the standard for what truth is, and what it is not.
We can tell God how challenges in life has been running our life, and we think He makes a decision for us,
I mean to take His Child’s word for it or not, or be mistaken. We think we must plead to Him in order that He may believe us or not.
This brings us to the another insane negative mind for facing challenges in life.
It’s a belief that seems to make challenges in life eternal through a “supposed” hell.
The unreal negative mind thinking of this belief seems to be: “If God cannot be mistaken, if He is real, then He must accept my belief in what I am, and probably hate me for it.”
(This other related article on happiness in life certainly helps during those times facing life challenges when you need to boost your mood fast.)
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