Anonymous asked: I'm on a verge of giving up, when are things going to finally start looking up for me, everyone around me seems to be getting fast results of their share of happiness
Mary K. Greer teaches that this can sometimes be seen as the “having-everything” but “longing-for-more” card. That tells me that you’ve got more going for you in this situation than you realize. There’s a saying that goes “Never compare your insides to other people’s outsides.” I bet those people around you who seem so happy are dealing with some of the same doubts that you’ve got.
Anyhow, don’t begrudge other people their happiness, real or illusory. Eyes on your own work, Querent! You’re not in a competition with anyone else. You’re not even on the same game-board, in the same time-zone. Your path is entirely your own, so let’s start clearing it.
Make a list of your problems, large and small. Then take each problem and break it down into a list of smaller problems or tasks. Some those can be broken down even further, into even smaller bits. Now you have a list of manageable steps that will help you start small. Can’t tackle one whole big problem in one day? Okay fine — but maybe you can do the one tiny thing that will get you that much further along, making it that much easier for you to attempt it tomorrow.
The Two of Wands figure looks out into the distance, Querent, hungers for it — but does not yet dare go out into it. Focus on the ten feet of road right in front of you. It’s amazing how rapidly short distances add up into miles…
You won’t give up. It’s almost always easier to go on than it is to give up.