I keep having the same problem.
Self Conscious of Body
Similar to, or even related to low self esteem is being body conscious.
Remember, our bodies are not who we are, nor do they define us. But they do play a key part in the role we play in this reality and help us have the experiences necessary to learn the lessons we are here to learn.
Look closedly at the experiences you are having related to your physical appearance. Perhaps the negativity or limitations you are experienceing are the lessons you are here to learn. We
all do the best we can with what we have.
Problem Solved ~ Always remember we are not our bodies. And find comfort in knowing they were given to us as part of our experience that allows us to learn the lessons we are here to learn. And if that doesnt work, consider this:
Who cares what others think?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
All the world is a stage
Judge not for ye be judged.
Resistance is suffring.
Low Self Esteem or Self Worth
Personally, this one drives me nuts.
How can anyone possibly feel "less than" or "not good enough" or "don't deserve to be happy" when the Meta~physical fact of the matter is we are all the same.
Here is an example I like to use.
Consider a video game. There may be a queen that needs saving, the hero who needs to save her (this is your character), and a ton of zombies that need to die in between.
On one level (in the "physical" game) they all look different, have different abilities as you would think, and play the roles they are meant to play.
On another level, they are all digital lights, sprites and colors on your TV or computer screen. All created by electricity.
And beyond that, they were created by binary code: 0's and 1's. Again, the universe is dual.
So wether we look at the queen, the hero (you), or the zombies,
Everyone is the Same!(period)
All the worlds a stage Shakespeare
(DO unto others luv thy neighbor?)
If you die in your dreams
Why am I here?
What do you LOVE to do? What are you most passionate about, or brings you the most joy and happiness?
Ever hear someone say someone has "God given talents". Well...?
Just like we born into our "physical" bodies for a reason, we were each given specific talents for a reason as well as limitations. Again, to give us that specific experience.
But on the other level ~ We were also put here to experience limitation and to learn from our mistakes.
And if you listen very hard, the tune will come to you at last. ~ Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven.
Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling and other vices
Just like any other issues we may have, these "monkeys" on our backs are there to give us the experience we need to learn from in this lifetime.
In addition, these "monkeys" also often affect the people around us. Which becomes part of the experience they are having to help them learn the lessons they are here to learn. And that is part of the reason they are close to you and are affected by them.
Bottom Line ~ You can use your free will to better control or or get rid of the monkeys (and your life experience will take a new path.) Or you can choose to keep the monkeys on your back and nothing will change. It's really that simple. The choice is yours, and that is your
Having said that, I can tell you the absolute hardest thing I have ever done in my life was to quit smoking. I started at age 12 and wasnt able to quit till I was 30. And like many others, my life has been affected by friends and family members who got into meth. So I get it.
No man is an island unto himself.
If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice. ~ Rush, Free Will
Many like to think of finding their soul mate. Or that they are not complete without someone else.
Consider "All the World is a Stage and we are merely actors playing our parts." Some people will be of little significance to our lives such as the waiter who served your salad at lunch or the landscaper who fixed your leaky sprinkler system.
Others will be our greatest Life Teachers. Some will be people we like or even love. Others may be the biggest pains in our asses. These are the ones we want to pay special attention to, becuase thay are "here" to help us have the experiences we are meant to have and learn the lessons we are meant to have and move on.
Lesson ~ Pay close attention to those in your life that play a Significant role. For better or for worse. As they are here to teach your soul something valuable.
All the world is a stage. ~ Shakespeare
Not all that glitters is made of gold.
Our greatest enemies are our greatest teachers.~ Buddha.
Thats which you reists persists ~ Carl Jung
Life is a series of doors. Our choice is to open or pass them by. ~ Mystery School Teaching
The Butterfly Effect
I keep banging my head getting nowhere.
This may be for one of two reasons. The hard part for many is determining whch reason applies to them or their specific situation.
Lets say you want to be a famous singer. But honestly sound like a cat screaming in pain. Well, if you continue persue this dream, you will likley experience a lot of resistance.
Sad but true.
On the oher hand, maybe you have a loved one that exhibits self destrutive behavior that you are trying to help them with.
That which you reists not only perssts but gets ~ Carl Jung
If at first you do not succeed, try try again.
Major and/or Sudden Change
Lets face it. We are creatures of habit. God forbid I ever wake up and not have a pot of hot coffee waiting for me. Maybe not a huge thing to some, but for me its a "day changer"
Only Option ~ Accept that we cannot change "out there" and only have domain over how we percieve and feel about something.
Resistance is suffering. ~ The Buhdda
Let go and Let God.
It is what it is.
Roll with the punches.
Death of a friend or loved one
Losing Business or Empoyment
I have been very blessed to play the role of a successful self employed health insurance broker for the better part of my 26 year insurance carrer. As you may understand, that is a long time of doing the same thing to now be facing such incredible change in my business.
So this is one hits very close to home. I get it.
In my new world, the vast majority of my sales are during the Medicare and Obamacare Open Enrollments. Then I have a lot of free time to devote to my new "business" ~ My Metaphysical Ministery.
So as you can see, I am taking advantage of the new slow period I have to sart buidling a new business based on my deepest passion. So I am not just saying one thing and doing another thing here.
On the other hand,
Resistane is Suffering
follow your heart.
Its not what you look at. Its what you see.
Its not the load on your back. Its th way you carry it.
It is what it is.
Whatever will happen will happen.
Whatever is meant to be will be.
You cant open a new window until you close the old one.
If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life ~ Lao Tzu?
Allt he worlds a stage
Mental Health Issues
If you believe the Universe is Infintate, and Nikola Tesla's quote below, then it stands to reason that there are an infinate number of frequencies or vibrations. Although the human brain has it's stark limits, some people may have access to frequencies not available to everyone. Some might look at psychics or mediums much that way.
Lets just say for arguments sake, that the average "normal" person's brain can pick up 20 htz to 20K Htz. Maybe someone with chronic depression's brain is stuck at the 20htz or even below. Or a bi-polar has a range of 50htz to 50Khtz and tends towards the extremes.
Or a Shizophrenic who sees and hears things other do not. Who is to say they aren't accessing different frequencies and vibrations other can't? And they become part of that persons "reality" when the vast majority of others can't and so don't understand.
One way to look at it as we are like TV's. Some people use rabbit ears, others have basic cable and the few have the premium package.
Haven't you ever met someone you thought may be missing a few channel's...?
Regardless, this is part of
our physical "body's" creating our reality for us to experience and learn from.
If you want to know the secrets of the universe...
As above, So Below
Physical Health Issues
Very similar to Mental Health, these are given to us to have certain experiences so that we can learn the corresponding lessons. Obviously someone who is super healthy will have a different life experience than someone with severe COPD, in a coma or is a quadrapalegic.
But they will have their own and different issues to deal with. Maybe they are raising their grandchildren becuase thier son or daughter got too deep into meth or heroin. Or they lost everything in a huge house fire.
Pick your poison. Right?
Bottom line ~ Our health is part of our life experience and journey no different than anything else. And improving or accepting it is our free will.
I Just Want to Be Happy
This is and has always been my driving force to Seek the truth almost my entire life. So I get it!
Money cant buy you happiness
You only live once
If you want to be happy. Be ~ Lao Tzu
We are here to be happy ~ Dalai Llama
Alexander the Great 3 Last wishes.
Happiness is a decision ~ Lao Tzu