Frustration arises when things don’t go our way. My way for sure. So – what to do?
Do you give up? Accept? Allow? Breathe and go on? What provides lasting relief? Peace of mind? Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. You can keep going and attempting to find the answer to what will give you what you are looking for. NONE of this will provide the ultimate answer.
Why not?? Because being what you are, and recognizing that being, is the only ‘thing’ that will provide lasting comfort, sustenance, and peace. Nothing that you experience in this world can provide that. Temporarily – yes. Permanently – no. By definition, every thing that has a beginning, has an end.
So – look for the answer within. What is it that you are, when you strip away all things you are not. All things impermanent. All thoughts, feelings, sensations. What is left? Again, only you. And that is enough.
So next time you are struggling with what to do about what is going on in your life, take a step back. Allow yourself the space to just ‘be’. Even if that is only for a minute. Only for a second. Find that what you are, and see how that impacts your perspective on the situation. Really take your time to do that. Do not give up. Instead, allow it to come. Effortlessly.