Recently, a few situations have come to my notice of people giving up. Then I noticed a recent article on twitter, by someone I respect, about giving up. It seemed that this was the right topic of article this week!
Giving up is always an option, but it does seem to me that people tend to give up very easily. At the first hurdle, many seem to succumb.
I am a great one for listening to my inner voice, my intuition. Often when something becomes too hard, it is because the timing is wrong or the situation is not for you. For example, if I try to contact someone and can’t get them twice in a row, I either try again later or consider why I need to contact them.
However, there are many situations in life that you know are right for you at a deep level, that this is where your life’s path is, but they seem to encounter insurmountable hurdles. What do you do then?
Sometimes, there is a message for you in them, one you hadn’t previously considered, especially when they are repeated in quick succession. Or the message may be for someone else who hears you. Or both.
One of the greatest challenges for every homeopath is how to extract from the patient, in a gentle, non-confrontational way, the information that is necessary to make a successful prescription? With many more than 3,000 remedies to choose from, our task can seem insurmountable. Many of us spend many more hours than we are paid to, searching for that elusive beast, the remedy that seems to speak the same language as our patient.
This elusive beast is the well-being or constitutional remedy which we always try to elicit first as the healing can be so dramatic. It is far easier to find the acute remedy, which can work very well on the local problem, so is always a fall back position, which most people are very happy with. But most homeopaths want more than that.
For me, there is never an alternative to homeopathy as a health care discipline. I know there is nothing else that comes close to either its depth or speed of action. So when I injured my foot several months ago (probably tore a ligament), I stayed with homeopathy, even though I wasn’t getting very far in the early stages.
Initially I tried the usual injury remedies but didn’t get much relief. After a week or so hobbling around, I decided I needed to contact my homeopath. Over a period of a few months she tried several deep acting remedies. Some had a great initial reaction, but none held.
Even though I have been in practice for over a decade, I am always studying homeopathy. I feel there is more to learn than is possible in one lifetime and love the new challenges further study always throws up.
I had just started a new two year course and the information was profound. It is never advisable to treat yourself as it is impossible to be truly objective. But then, I am my own best guinea pig, too. So I decided to try out these new ideas on myself and bingo! I discovered a remedy that not only has made my foot at least 60% better and counting (and holding), it has also had a profound effect on the way I view the world.
So it took me a few months to get here (eight to be precise)! Rather a long term project! But I never gave up. I knew I would get there eventually.
Should you give up easily? No one can answer that but you. And each situation is different. But when you know in your heart that this is the right thing to do, one day the answer will come. Then it will have been worth the waiting.
Life is a journey. Don’t be impatient to get to the destination. Enjoy the trip, with all the colourful experiences. Giving up is always an option, but what do you gain from it? And you often feel disappointed in yourself.
This poem by an unknown author seems to sum it up.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.
Can I help you on your journey?