There are two truths in life that continue to show us that we are better served to accept them than to rail against them:
- We cannot get through life without challenges. As much as we may focus on living a life to the fullest, there will always be times when we are faced with challenges that we will need to overcome. A relationship may end, we may experience a job change, a friendship may shift, we may lose a loved one, something occurs completely out of our control. Sometimes we can see a challenge coming; other times we can be blindsided by them. Accepting that life won’t always be a smooth ride will help us when we are faced with a challenge as we spend less time in “Why me?” mode and more time asking ourselves “What do I need to do to get through this?”
- There are times when our questions go unaswered. It is inevitable when facing a challenge that we don’t spend some time wondering why this is happening to us. Sometimes we get an answer to that question, and sometimes we don’t. When we know that we may live with some unresolved understanding as to the existential ‘why,’ we can focus instead on strengthening our resovlve, increasing our resiliency, and having faith that things will work out as they are meant to.
Leaning into these two truths as part of emotional wellness will help us in the long run to accept and then get to the healing. 🙂
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