Must there be a struggle at all?

As described in Phase 2 of The Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse, we live in a Universe governed by natural laws, including the Law of Rhythm. We will have ups and downs, even if we’re on a very focused and determined “rabbit hunt.”

The good news is that the discomfort comes in surges. We’re given breaks along the way. We can expect to have relatively better days in between (and on either side of) the tougher days.

It’s like going through labor to bring a child into the world: The labor pains come in surges. However, nature gives the mother breaks so she can have a chance to gather strength.

Does there need to be a struggle at all?

I’m told that some women have learned the art of labor without pain or medication. (I was not one of them.) But I would guess their mental toughness was something that had to be developed, and I don’t know how it could have been developed entirely without the opportunity to practice during some pain.

The good news is that the baby will come, with or without pain. Experienced doctors and midwifes, however, will tell you that the more you fight the pain, the worse it hurts.

The same goes with giving birth to a dream. There is work to be done regardless, but it hurts less if you don’t fight the rhythm.

Progress happens better when you relax, in spite of hardships and apparent setbacks (which are really only “setbacks” as much as labor pains are considered “setbacks.” In reality, each one brings you closer to the goal if you are wise to see it for what it is.)

One thing is for sure, the joy at the end far surpasses whatever is required along the way. So, keep your eye on the prize and remember that NOBODY was ever pregnant forever! Originally published March 9, 2008

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Leslie Householder is the award-winning, international best selling author of The Jackrabbit Factor, Portal to Genius, and Hidden Treasures: Heaven's Astonishing Help With Your Money Matters. Since 2002, she has helped people all over the world discover and apply the Rare Kind of Faith that causes things to happen for powerful life changes. Through story and shifts of perspective, Leslie aims to help her readers crush every challenge, achieve every goal, and vanquish every monster under their beds. Above all, Leslie is a dedicated wife and mother of seven children.
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