The pain, the frustration, the disappointment, the anxiety, the sadness, the guilt, the fact that it is not going away, that the things you are doing “aren’t working”, that it seems like it is all so hard and endless…
Be with it. You can come to know it, understand it and learn from it, without holding onto it.
I know what it is like when your business seems to be failing. I know what it is like when you realise that the relationship that you are in is not for you anymore. I know what it is like when the shit in your life snowballs, and your days and weeks get worse and worse, when everything that could go wrong does.
I know what it is like to be rejected, and what it is like to work so fricking hard and not even get close to the result you wanted. I know what it is like to feel overwhelmed with guilt, like all of it was your fault.
I know what it is like to have your heart stomped on. I know what it is like to be less-than-zero-dollars broke. I know what it is like to grieve the loss of a loved one. I know what it is like to wake up anxious and stressed, and feel like it will never be any different.
I also know that nothing lasts forever. This is just a moment in time, a single page in the book of your entire life, and if it is not alright it is not the end, because in the end it is all alright.
I know that you have a choice to move through what is going on, or to sit and burn in its flames for way longer than you have to. Remember that:
“This too shall pass”.
You will survive. You can still thrive.