Facing Adversity: Podcast on Feelings of Hopelessness and Despair Overcome

In concrete ego-based thinking it seems the harder the loss, the better the gain feels. I have seen over and over in my own life situations about facing adversity and dealing with feelings of hopelessness and despair, where adversities in life lead to physical or verbal violence, resulting in loss.

In the Podcast below which has been posted to YouTube I discuss that is where all compromise plays its hand in desperate attempts to strike a bargain, and where all conflicts seem to achieve a balance.

A Course in Miracles teaches that the ego in us always seems to be a matter of who loses the most, with the winner ending up with more, and proudly assessing their own losses.



Even with the experience of joy, the concrete brings sacrifice into play. “What goes up must come down,” is the concrete way of understanding that there must be “some sort of facing adversity around the corner.”

I previously discussed our misconceptions of sacrifice, and more on breaking FREE and bringing forward what you do truly want!

When we are contemplating attack, the thought of some form of sacrifice is a key idea.

A Course in Miracles further states, “Would you continue to give imagined power to these strange ideas of safety?”

Let go of the conflict within and facing adversity in life will be much easier and successful.

As well, your concrete views of life will fade away into the abstract– or we may say, our divine inner Self.

When you allow the concrete ego-based mind to fade away, the miracle is manifested for the life you want.

The principle of attack seems to be for the ego that we must sacrifice or be facing adversity in one area to gain in another: “Somebody must lose something,” is an aspect of our concrete thought system..

There is no incorrect or correct method for dealing with loss and grief, as long as you are not keeping yourself from healing.

It is okay at times to feel confused or lost and dealing with despair about an event in your life, as well as asking yourself if you are facing life adversities from your spiritual inner Self.

(Here’s a related article about what to do when you’re thinking ‘Not sure what to do with my Life’.) 

To overcoming adversities in life, 

James Nussbaumer

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