How to See the Possibility in our Obstacles

By Ikenga Chronicles December 28, 2016

Unlikely helpful things:

Some musings for you on helpful things, that we often think to be otherwise.

It is helpful to fall apart. There are things we can not know about ourselves until this happens. When we are held together and life flows as normal, it is difficult to know anything else. To truly feel what is freedom and what confinement is for us, it is beneficial to lose our reference points and to actually feel.

It is helpful to disappoint people. It shows that we are following our wisdom and are no longer living to please others for the sake of keeping things tidy and small. And on the other side, we are no longer rebelling to prove something. Instead, we are willing to let people’s expectations down to live in alignment with what is best for ourselves.

It is helpful not to know. We are not meant to be categorized. The moment when someone asks us a question and we say: “I don’t know” we can feel the deliciousness of space. We are bigger than words. We can allow ourselves to take up the expanse that feels comfortable for us. “I don’t know” runs from dawn to dusk.

It is helpful to see all change as our path. We have strong opinions about the changes in our life being good or bad. Wakefulness and greatness come from change, especially the changes we place in the bad category. Often the change here involves leaning against our edge and exploring what we habitually resist and fear.

What it means to meet our edge is personal. For some it means staying and working with our life more deeply rather than fleeing. For some it is shaking things up and letting go. Only we know what would enliven our spirit and support our….

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