What does one do when they feel like life is constantly trying to, pardon my language, kick them in the nuts!?
One minute you are fine, smooth sailing all the way, the next you are writhing in the floor in pain. I have never experienced this much ‘resistance‘ in my whole life. Just when something good seems to happen, the rug gets pulled out from under me and I am left flat on my face, desperately in need of a nose job to correct the damage done.
No, I’m not dieing. No, the world isn’t ending (as far as I know, if you have inside info, do us a solid and share with the class). Yes, I am healthy (for the most part, food allergies can suck it). Yes, I am indeed alive…. I just don’t understand why all of a sudden everything seems hard (everything being the things that I feel validate me as a person… my job and so on).
Half of me is cringing at my floundering, telling me to stop being a ninny, wipe myself off and get back up. No muss, no fuss, (no nose job to repair the damage) continue on, and push through. The other half would like to crawl into bed under my down comforter and stay there until things calm down. But the fact is, they won’t calm down; not until I get through it.
Jeff Bridges was recently on an episode of The Nerdist (two things I love in one place, a bright spot on a dreary day). He spoke of how we, in life, need to learn to sit through the anxiety, we need to learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, it makes us into who we need to be; it teaches us something and strengthens us. Naturally, we all try to avoid discomfort, we would like things to be butterflies and rainbows, but reality is far different. Learning to live in the tension, struggle through, and come out the other side, is a pursuit well worth it.
Resistance will always be there. Life’s little monsters are lurking around corners to rail you in the balls when you least expect it. So be prepared, step up to the plate with a cup on; it will make the pain a little more tolerable.