I don’t think there are many people who haven’t wanted to stick their heads in the sand (and never pull them out) after feeling like they got a slap in the face from something or someone they really wanted. Rejection plain ole doesn’t feel good, no matter who you are. The ego is a fragile thing.
Alas, there is a silver lining to this dark cloud. The beauty of it all is that as hard as it may be in the moment that we feel we are being rejected, we always seem to survive, don’t we? What we feel that we lose in life affects us only in the way we allow it to.
Life is full of rejections, some more significant and life-changing than others. What road we take from there depends on a lot on which direction we decide to take afterwards and somewhat in the direction that life takes us in on its own.
We can either see a rejection as a roadblock or we can see it as an opportunity to move on to something better. Whenever we find ourselves in a situation in which we have lost something that we were not ready to let go of yet, we could always look back at other times in which we felt this way and see how far we have come from then to now.
We need to keep asking ourselves if it’s going to matter a week from now, a month from now, a year from now or how about 10 years from now? The answer if we really think clearly about it, is that it probably won’t matter at all.
It’s crucial that we keep all of the life’s rejections in perspective or we may end up repeatedly missing out on a lot of spectacular, life-changing stuff that comes next on the changing road of life.
And …wouldn’t that be a shame?
Jacqui O’Connor believes the 25 years of medical experience, combined with a life time of intuitive knowledge is more powerful than either standing alone. Visitors to Heart Place have left saying ‘you have a gift, Jacqui’ ‘I always feel energised leaving you’ ‘thank you for providing this space’ Curious? Book in a free explore session via www.heartplace.co.nz