Thursday, December 9, 2010

Obstacles Tests

Fighting your way through obstacles tests your resolve and prepares you for the new reality you want to create in your life. The old saying is "be careful what you wish for". Obstacles can be a blessing in disguise by acting as a natural form of resistance to keep your life in balance. Without it, you might hurtle at light speed into the things you want.

Challenges help you grow your knowledge, skills, experience and resources.

Blocks make it necessary to reposition yourself for a new start, in the same way that runners use blocks before they start a race.

Bars help you stretch and become more flexible, just like the way a dancer uses a barre.

Hurdles require you to gain momentum so you can leap over them.

Impediments help you slow down and exercise caution in choosing your next steps.

Walls make you look around for a ladder or an overhanging tree you can climb. Or they can inspire you to build an earthen ramp so everyone can climb over them.

Vices put the pressure on and test whether we are strong enough to handle the consequences.


Clara Hsu said...

Chapter 63 of the Tao Te Ching says,"Take care of what is difficult while it is still easy, and deal with what will become big while it is yet small....Therefore the intelligent man, although dealing with things which will become difficult, does so by attending to them while they are not difficult."

Kaoru said...

Thanks for sharing, Clara.