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  • Writer's pictureHaresh Manglani

Embracing Your Challenges

From the time I started exploring more about the inner self I have found people don’t always embrace their challenges. Many give up. Some struggle and make it. And very few take it to the next level.

Does that mean those who give up or don’t take it to the next level have failed? Not at all. Failure is not a negative energy. And giving up doesn’t mean there is something wrong with you. It does mean however, that you have come to a point where you have decided to take a pause and reevaluate.

When we reevaluate, it’s an opportunity to observe within ourselves what do we really want. Do we feel we can continue? Do we not? There is no right answer. It’s about accepting where we are at and also understanding where we are at in the bigger picture.

For example, if I am a family person and have responsibilities, and I decide I don’t like my job, I might resign and take on something else to support my self so I can put food on the table for my loved ones. However, if I don’t have those responsibilities and I am without pressure, I might take a different path and travel for a while. Or while away my time and reflect on the next step because a bit of healthy whiling can change perspective, especially if I have been following a routine before then without change. So there is no one answer. However, there is an opportunity.

If I can embrace the challenge, I might succeed in connecting to my intuition and seeing what the next step is and take it. If I don’t see what my intuition is saying I might go on a divergent path until I see what i am being shown clearly. Again, no wrong answer. Just a journey.

The challenge is in accepting I have made a choice and each choice has its own consequence. And accepting that consequence. If I can, then I can learn and grow.

However, there are times when there is a call to action. And we need to respond. If we don’t, we miss a valuable piece in our journey that could affect us at a karmic or soul level. Because we made a commitment before we came back to live a new life. And keeping that commitment affects not just us, but others too. I would give this example.

When I was living in England at one point, I wanted to come to Asia. Hong Kong was not my first choice. However I did make a decision to apply to Singapore and Dubai for secondments and hoped I would get accepted in those places. I did not. I still came to Hong Kong and while here started on my spiritual path and met my wife to be. I had no idea that would happen.

Had I said “no” to Hong Kong when it was presented to me my life would have taken a very different turn. So sometimes, when we don’t get our way, the obvious choice is the only choice. That’s life saying, “listen, listen”. However, we need to make that choice with total commitment. Otherwise it becomes a drag. And possibly could fail.

That’s my two cents on embracing your challenges.


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