Without challenges in love, relationships, health and finances, we would not make any progress. It’s easy to be discouraged by these issues but embracing your PROBLEMS as an opportunity for growth is an indication of an emotionally fit and wise heart.
To face our PROBLEMS, we must put forward the most compassionate, intelligent and respectful version of ourselves and challenge our adversities with love instead of fear.
Many of our PROBLEMS arise from our ego self – in other words, the physical shell (what we see and hear). There is nothing inherently wrong with our ego but too often it wants to run our whole life and be driven by the approval of others. That is when real PROBLEMS arise.
If our internal and heartfelt selves are ignored, we will end up emotionally lost. Our heart’s voice is our true north, the voice that will lead us home. We tend to dismiss or push past what we feel is right and emotionally healthy for us simply because those emotions are inconvenient for our ego or outer appearance.
The ego is often considered our masculine side, while our heartfelt side is considered to be more feminine. Perhaps we could take the saying “ladies first” as a wise psychological strategy rather than a simple social guideline and let our heartfelt self lead us through life.
If we listened to our hearts instead of our heads and improved our self-care, a lot of our PROBLEMS would dissolve. So let’s do our best not to complain about our life’s growing pains as we learn and emotionally mature from the experiences. Instead, remember that many of the things we allow to upset us are simply luxury PROBLEMS and a by-product of our hearts’ growth.
A bad day for our ego can be a great day for our heart if we are willing to learn from it.
Lots of love, Cynthia xxx