How Compulsion is an Opportunity to Grow

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

Feeling the compulsive desire to leave this moment is a good thing.

It’s a sign pointing to something deeper.

There will always be moments in life where we feel like leaving, there will always be times when situations are uncomfortable and we feel powerless. It is inevitable that we will not like our life circumstance.

When you feel like bolting, have awareness and gratitude, for this is a chance to cultivate being.

It’s in those times than we feel powerless afraid and uncomfortable that we can deepen our faith, deepen ability to be present — like a meditation, it’s a skill set.

Leaving the moment through some compulsive behavior is more comforting and painless than it is facing whatever it is you don’t like, but dealing with the consequences of using and falling into the pattern of escaping when discomfort hits is even more painful. Feelings of powerlessness and discomfort are inevitable but fueling those very feelings through escape is not an answer to the solution and only exacerbates the problem.

To be able to sit through discomfort and be with it is a practice that develops and strengthens faith whereas using sabotages faith.

It’s not about not using but it is through not using and facing whatever life throws at you that is the purpose.

You do not learn the lesson and grow and mature in any way.

But when you follow the spiritual path of not using you use your faith and something within you transforms.

Something miraculous happens when you don’t act out on a compulsion.

Compulsions are your brain’s telling you that you are uncomfortable.

You grow and adapt and are molded into who you are meant to be when you don’t act out, you develop character, faith, and spiritual attunment.

For some reason, those things are halted through using and the life lesson the universe wants you to learn is being avoided through using.

Life gets uncomfortable –> use –> nothing learned
Life gets uncomfortable –> deal with it regardless of how much it sucks –> God (universe) molds you a little more on how to deal and teaches you something about what’s causing the discomfort

Every time you want to use, the universe is wanting to teach you something and reveal to you something but you cannot receive this message if you are using.

There is beauty in abstinence, a life free from compulsive action.

What daily habits do you have that you engage in that feel compulsive? Is it watching too much tv, procrastination, ruminating and worrying, snacking or overeating?

Instead of running away and escaping, take these as signs to look inward. These are the unique opportunities you have to learn to learn and to grow deeper.


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