Overcoming the Obstacles That Are Holding You Back

holding-you-backYou have a lot to share, but something keeps holding you back. And it’s not always the same thing.

The result, though, is the same.

That light and love is backing up within you, creating a pressure inside that often you’re not even aware off that can sour your ability to savor the life you’re living.

This in turn creates discontent that seeps over into your outer affairs, drawing to you even more situations where you can express that discontent and dissatisfaction with your life.

My friend, it’s time to break the cycle. Realize that there’s something inside that’s calling you to awaken to what’s going on within you, and how it’s using your outer life to draw your attention to it.

Your soul is calling you to awaken, but you’re not recognizing it yet. So you keep going about your life thinking if only you can fix this or adjust that and things will be better.

You look at your spouse and see all the things in him or her that dissatisfy you. But you keep playing out the same dramas, playing your part in the same old ways, and think to yourself that the grass sure must be greener somewhere else.

You look at your job (or ex-job in these troubled times) and think to yourself, “Why am I doing this?” but keep right on going through the motions day in and out in mindless routine.

You look at your bank account or the mound of bills waiting to be paid and say, “How did I get myself into this mess, and what can I do to get out?” Then you set them aside and go on about your day, looking for one thing or another to bring you pleasure and distract you from their beckoning needs.

Or your health isn’t what you’d like, perhaps even advancing to crisis mode, causing you to beat yourself up over not taking better care of yourself. Yet you keep eating and doing more of the same.

Get the picture? You’re caught in a rut in the life you’ve created for yourself, and don’t realize your discontent is the reason you can’t seem to get from it what you want it to bring.

You’re asleep and missing the point. That point is the soul inside you wants you to awaken to its presence and let it into your life. It wants you to become its partner and embark on your own journey of awakening that some call traveling the spiritual path, where your inner voice become the guiding force to lead you to the experiences you came to get.

You can bring your light out for the world to see, but first you must find it for yourself. It starts within.

This is the path I’ve mapped in Whispers in the Silence. You can more read about it here. It’s one we all will eventually take, but this speeds up the process by turning you into a willing participant.

If you want to add your piece of the puzzle, first you have to complete the one being assembled inside you. It starts by going inside to the place of silence, and learning to sit there and wait.

When you get are ready, that voice will begin to speak to you, and show you how to bring your light out to the world.

Once you do, those obstacles that have manifested in your life will begin to melt away, and you will build a life that not only serves you, but the world.

Godspeed, my friend. We’re here to help if you need it.

John Dennison

John shares insights and perspectives from the spiritual path on awakening, service, and the interaction of our inner and outer worlds.

His book, "Whispers in the Silence - Living by the Light of Your Soul," is a guide to listen to your inner voice and break free of the inner conditions that keep you locked in struggle and conflict.

John offers a free report, "5 Minutes That Can Change Your World," at http://bit.ly/1QwNenb, and provides training and guidance to awakening souls.
John Dennison