If you have ever got an opportunity to look up and see the stars appear one by one, this piece is for you! Even if you haven’t this is still for you, so that the next time you get an opportunity, you will make an effort to move out and look up! Join me here as we explore this space and decipher how a simple act can be so empowering and meaningful! So here we go!
As you step outside and begin to stare and gaze away into the dark skies over you, as you spend more time and more minutes, slowly you will see one by one, the stars appearing, soon enough as you continue for some more time , even in a limited section you begin to notice many of them and even the faintest of them eventually! As you zoom back out you soon are greeted by the sight of the hundreds that you can see and even as others around you are left wondering why you are gazing and staring at the few stars above, your eyes and you alone know what you have witnessed and what you have been able to decipher! This small act, although seemingly so very natural and normal has a deep message within, and that message is about, perseverance, belief and intent!
Many challenges that we face collectively or at an individual level have more to do with our ability or inability to decipher and engage with the perceived darkness that a challenge or a problem presents! Like the case with the stars, the more time you spend analysing and staying engaged with a problem or a challenge, the better are your chances of being able to resolve it! You see, the “problem” is not the problem, it never is, the response that you choose to deal with it, is what either simplifies it or ends up complicating it further!
The only reason why we are able to see the arrival of stars and appreciate the magnificence of the universe is because we ready ourselves for it and give the time it needs to appear, once we are where we are supposed to be. Unlike this, the fast paced nature of our life, constantly nudges us to move from one challenge to another and often we end up approaching new challenges even as we leave the earlier ones solved haphazardly or half way through, the result our lives end up becoming a cobweb of never ending situations where we are all but left fire fighting from one scenario to the next!
The real, yet elusive essence of life is not only about the material richness, sure enough that may be important, but when you are able to discover the greater and higher meaning associated with your intrinsic urge, is that real magic happens and it is then, that you will begin to decipher events around you, as they unfold with a clarity similar to that you may have as you look up and await for the stars to appear!
The simplest and perhaps the easiest, yet effective way to deal and engage with challenges or problems (as they are commonly referred to) is all about, developing an approach of proactive engagement with the challenges that come your way or your perceive them to come your way! Each day, make some time available for yourself to gaze over the infinite slate that your life is and try to figure out the emerging challenges. As you make this practise regular, you will be able to dive in quick and identify real issues from apparent ones and be able to swiftly deal with and pack them away so that when you face the sunlight and apply yourself to work, you will not be bothered by the lingering shadows of the problems within the spaces of your mind!
Life is beautiful not because there are no problems or challenges but rather you have them and they empower you to become who you become as you learn to deal with them or navigate around them! The story of human lives and humanity is not only about embracing success and being able to stand out or race ahead, it is more about being able to identify which problem you solve, when and how over the multiple problems that come your way, sometimes the simple trick of selecting the right problem to deal with, provides you a way to not only solve that pressing problem, but also liberates you from the other compelling situations around you- as you learn this technique which empowers you- a technique that is as unique as who you are to deal and engage with the specific challenges that come your way- for only you are meant to overcome them, the only differential being the way you choose to deal with them!
I leave you with these thoughts for today, step out and gaze the sky, allow the stars to appear and guide you to seek the answers to the questions that intrigue you and play with your mind on an ongoing basis! It is only when you learn to engage and begin to pick and choose your challenge that life will begin to change and align to the course that you want it to follow!
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