Jan 14, 2012
There are going to be obstacles in life. The only way to not have to deal with obstacles is to become one of those dull people who lets other people run their lives for them. But then again, if you do that you might face the obstacle of not being able to come up to their expectations as they tell every aspect of how to live your life. And for those who succeed, what do they actually have?
For the rest of us, especially those who want to see how much we can make out of the spiritual side of our lives, obstacles are a part of life.
There are the obstacles that others claim exist for you: Are you smart enough? Are you good enough? Do you think you can actually do the work that's required?
There are the obstacles that others force on you. Such as time, money and interruptions. Like there's "almost but not quite enough" money for the practice sessions you need, or the meditation or prayer time that seems to always get interrupted by a "BAM-BAM-BAM" on the door.
Obstacles you make for yourself. Of course, these are almost invariably "replaying the tapes" that someone else made four you long.long ago.
And of course there are some based on genuine reality. Things such as education might require some sort of money, or the fact that society often insists upon credentials.
But, do you know what? There are ways to deal with obstacles. And, let's see what we can do!