Peaceful clouds

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Sometimes we all struggle with life; we get lost in our minds or worry or become deeply afraid that things aren’t going to work out.

Maybe it’s about a financial problem – that is common one. Or we want someone to act differently and it just drives us crazy that they won’t.

Financial problems seem to get worse as long as we struggle and strive … until we stop, and then everything seems to quickly fall into place. It’s the surrender that causes the shift – the acknowledgement of what IS without having to like it – but in the moment you want to surrender it’s so darn difficult, huh?

Here’s something that might help. It’s just realizing that none of the stuff you’re worrying about really matters.

Have you ever received a call that someone was suddenly seriously ill, where you dropped everything to be by their side? Or maybe even that they had passed away?

If so, you had a sudden realization that none of the bills you worry about, or the petty differences you have with a coworker, or the grudges you were holding held any value at all. They just weren’t worth your emotional energy anymore.

Somehow, you got the bills paid. And if you didn’t, whatever consequence you experienced probably didn’t faze you much, I’ll bet.

You took them in stride because you had an awareness of where they stood in the grander scheme of life.

All of a sudden getting evicted or being sued or the way your coworker drives you crazy just didn’t matter.

And the funny thing is that once you no longer give those things power of you – once you just see them for what they are – they usually have a way of clearing themselves up pretty rapidly. And you realize it’s all okay, even when you thought it wasn’t, and wonder why you even worried in the first place.

So, what if you could approach your day-to-day problems and irritations from that place? From a mindset of knowing it’s all okay and that what really matters are people and kindness and relationships and integrity, not stupid stuff like money and whether your partner took the garbage out on time.

That everything will work out, one way or the other, and even if the “bad” consequence happens, it’s only a big deal if you make it one.

That might help you surrender. And surrendering has this amazing quality that brings solutions really, really fast.

Feel free to leave a comment if you’d like.

Beth A. Grant is a writer, speaker, marketing strategist and thought leader who helps you be yourself in business, in love, in life. She blogs at

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