Hard Things Are Hard

I saw that quote in a book the other day and it’s stuck with me. Hard things are hard. Why do I I think if I were doing them right, hard things would be easy? As if it were some personal failing on my part that hard things are hard.

The quote above has a corollary that was one of my first yoga teacher’s favorite sayings: You can do hard things. So why do l always question if I can do something hard? Even after all I’ve been through in this life, I seem to wonder if I’ve got another one in me.

I have found that doing hard things has helped me develop character. I’ve learned to be persistent and focused, remain positive and hopeful, have compassion, be patient, think things through, trust in my resilience, have faith in Life and myself, and to always maintain a sense of humor.

As I face another hard thing, I’m grateful for all the previous hard things. They have been good teachers. Perhaps this time I can remain confident in my ability to do hard things and remain softly compassionate with myself, as I press on. After all, this too shall pass.  

2 thoughts on “Hard Things Are Hard

  1. Marlene Williamson

    This reminds me of two things – a song by Jim Croce called, “One Less Set of Footsteps”………in it is the line , “after all it’s what we’ve done that makes us what we are”. Another thing that comes to mind was a sign I saw in my dad’s high school classroom (he taught agriculture) when I was a kid – “I complained because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”. Both of those came to mind when I read your blog. We are the total of what we’ve done……….what we’ve experienced………and, how we handled it all. And, when we’re REALLY down, we need to remember the man who had no feet. By surviving the difficult times, we are better people.

    1. Rhonda Ashurst Post author

      So true and a good reminder that there are others who have much more difficult situations than we are facing. I keep walking this road, step by step, occasionally asking Spirit to carry me. I appreciate all your support along the way! Today I am remembering all the things I am grateful for and enjoying this beautiful weather after such a stormy few weeks.

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