Personal Struggles Surprisingly Transcended by Trusting Things Happen for a Reason

Many individuals have to deal with personal struggles and the uncertainty of overcoming adversity and stressful situations in their day to day lives. There are also many who have the self-confidence to see that everything happens for a reason.

Some individuals see that having this positive outlook makes it easier to cope with marital and other relationship problems, financial worries, personal setbacks, losing weight, loss of a loved one, and so much more.

A Course in Miracles states, “Without a cause there can be no effects, and yet without effects there is no cause.”

While scanning stations on my A M radio one morning when I was feeling a bit low and filled with uncertainty, I stopped at channel 640 when I heard her uplifting voice.

This lovely and friendly woman stated how proud she was of her late father overcoming his personal struggles and his professional music accomplishments. Yet for a while she was living in the shadows of his legend, and she recalled her own first sold-out solo concert. 

Rosanne Cash described how terribly nervous and frightened she was during the entire show. 

The talk show host Diane Rehm, on WNPR, was able to pull the words out of her guest, so that this particular interview, in which Rosanne Cash recalled her own personal struggles as well as her first concert, became another step through a doorway to helping others overcome the anxiety of stage fright for many of life’s occasions where we must perform. 


Rosanne said her father helped by giving her some words of wisdom based on his own experiences and uncertainty on center stage.  “Just keep showing up,” he always insisted to her. 

Rosanne went on to say that nervousness and uncertainty seem to always exist at some level, even if very minor. 

But while still nervous, the “showing up,” she says, remains a continuous thrill, because she always shows up as she truly is, and no longer as a shadow figure of her father, Johnny Cash.

Today she looks back on these personal struggles and the current ones as well, as not really being struggles at all, but merely more of not knowing how to handle the effects of time restraints. 

She said that now she understand that things happen for a reason, and all her anxiety is not seen as real personal struggles, and have no role in limiting herself. 


Whatever problems pop up, her faith in her own real self allows her to deal with uncertainty more easily.

A Course in Miracles also states, “In quietness are all things answered, and is every problem quietly resolved.”

I was deeply impressed with this interview with Rosanne Cash, which I found honest, upfront, and down to earth about her personal struggles as well as successes.  It more than made my day. 

She concluded the show by adding that she no longer allows such anxiety to get the best of her; on the contrary, she now sees any such anxiety and nervousness as teaching her that healing in some form is taking place—a healing in order to grow. 

It’s how miracles are manifested and Rosanne looks at everything she went through as being necessary to bring out the joy she now hands down to her own children. 

Her music today is a thrill for me to listen to, and gives me a gift of calmness when I think about my own direction.

Here’s a related article about why problems in life overcome by finding your passion and living at full potential:

To understanding things happen for a reason,

James Nussbaumer

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