Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, “I will be bigger than you, You cannot defeat me.”
I never want to expect trouble, as I think we get what we fear and may call negative experiences to us with our thoughts. However, have you ever felt you were doing well, thinking happy thoughts and spreading goodness around you – and been surprised when something unhappy turned up on the horizon? When we don’t seem to be able to get the Law of Attraction to work in our favor – we can probably thank our unconscious fears, the influence of others, or our own unrecognized negative thoughts. When this happens – that is when I love the Ann Landers quote above. Since most of us have not yet learned how to draw only good things to us – what then?
Hold our heads high. For me this means not dissolving into sadness that I didn’t get it right, again. Or feeling worthless because something must be wrong with me or life would be working out better for me. Instead, I want to reaffirm that I did the best I could, for right now. I know that I am worthy of wonderful things, even though the situation might be bleak , at present.
Look trouble squarely in the eye and say I will be bigger than you. For me this means facing whatever has happened, taking whatever action I can to make things better, then letting it go. I can be bigger than the trouble by taking all the action I can, then refusing to be derailed into self pity or going over and over facts that I cannot change or control. I can get help, talk with someone about the issue, then turn toward a better future.
Trouble cannot defeat me. For me this means – I refuse to become bitter, resentful or unforgiving. I refuse to continue talking about things that bring me and those around me down to a low vibration of sadness or anger. I forgive myself, and I ask to see others and myself with the eyes of the angels, knowing we are all doing our best in each situation. I will ask to be filled with unconditional love and light. I will refuse to let unhappy events defeat me.