How often do we find ourselves fighting for or against something or someone?
Even if we don't do this consciously, most of us do it unconsciously.
The habit stems from early childhood when we were too little to have control over our lives. We would ask for what we wanted. Then if we didn't get it, we'd try manipulation, tantrums, and of course fighting with our words or even our bodies.
As adults, that subconscious pattern persists whenever we feel like we're struggling or fighting (both for and against things). Perhaps fighting against a source of oppression, or fighting on behalf of a person who can't fight for himself or herself.
It doesn't always show up as fighting, but the energy is usually one of resistance against "what is." There's challenge, strife, and the feeling of struggle.
Perhaps it's as simple as posting a snarky comment on Facebook about a political or social cause that we are passionate about. Maybe it's more complex like a legal dispute or the difficult nuances of a personal relationship conflict.
Whatever it is, whenever we feel a sense of life struggle or tension in relation to something that isn't the way we want it to be in the world, we're identifying with a sense of "fighting." The thing is, fighting doesn't bring us closer to our goals. It separates us from them.
In that spirit, here's some inspiration to help us shift our energy and focus on the results we want (instead of negatively dwelling on the challenges we're facing)...
15 Inspiring Quotes About Life And Struggles
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
– Mahatma Gandhi
"It always seems impossible until it's done."
– Nelson Mandela
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."
– Charles R. Swindoll
"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."
– Robert H. Schuller
"The more you move toward what makes you feel good, and move away from those things that bring you distress and pain, the healthier you will be."
– Dr. Christiane Northrup
"God always has something for you, a key for every problem, a light for every shadow, a relief for every sorrow & a plan for every tomorrow."
"Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the addiction. Talk about your joys."
– Rita Schiano
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
– Albert Einstein
"Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey."
– Roy T. Bennett
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was going to end... it became a butterfly."
"The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty."
– Winston Churchill
"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
– Jean de la Bruyere
"You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle."If you want more inspiration in your life, click here.
– Shannon L. Alder