There are times in our life when we feel as though our heart is breaking. Regardless of the circumstance…the feeling is very painful and often times gut wrenching.
In that moment, it is difficult to see the blessing and miracle that is taking place. For when our heart has been broken…it is broken open.
“The blessing is in the breaking; that, which refuses to be broken refuses to be blessed; It is the breaking of life that produces the blessing of life.” ~ Bishop TD Jakes
When the heart breaks open it reveals the only place we haven’t looked for all that we have been yearning and searching for. That is where you will find the acceptance, the joy, the security, and the understanding. That is where you find the love and peace.
Once the warrior begins to walk the path of the spirit in search of peace, he sees that all the battles that we fight are on the inside. The battle for peace is actually an internal battle for peace. The battle for happiness comes when we overcome our internal dogma, judgement, criticism, and old perceptions. The real battle is closing the gap between who appear to be vs who we really are.
“God Grant Me The Serenity To Accept The Things I Can Not Change” We often look into the past and wish things were different. We begin to feel all the guilt and shame from those experiences. But no matter how much you mentally replay the mental and emotional movie; there is nothing you can do to change what has already happened. It is completely out of your control to change what has already occurred. Your past story doesn’t define you; but it does reveal how you got here.
“Courage To Change The Things I Can” Throw out the past…the same with the future. If you find all of your concentration on the future, which can sometimes cause fear and anxiety…throw that out too. If thoughts of the past and thoughts of the future are keeping you from this moment; get rid of it. This moment is the only moment that really matters. This moment is where all of your power resides, all the opportunities to capture, and all the miracles to be unveiled.
“And The Wisdom To Know The Difference.” Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time provides us that pathway to a clear mind and a clear heart. This clearing of the road allows us to know and see the difference of what is in our control and what is not. This is where happiness resides.
Jennifer Taylor is a certified spiritual and life coach in Cleveland, Ohio. She got her certification with World Coaching Institute (WCI) after working in the sales and marketing industry for 15 years. Jennifer works with people who want to find happiness, spiritual wellness and success through personal development in all areas of their lives. She is the owner of Your Life Mastered. To work with Jennifer, visit the site at www.yourlifemastered.com.