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Breaking down to have a breakthrough. This idea seemed nonsensical at the time when my metaphysical friend started to describe this scenario. Now? I believe breaking down and getting to the heart of the matter could be the very thing that can jump start your life for the better. Say you have a problem and your problem is anxiety. Why are you anxious? Stripping the layers away until you get to the actual problem. By getting to the actual root of the problem, you have a chance to fix it. Will it take work? Yes, think about working the fields in the Civil War era. That is the type of grit and work I am talking about.

Having a breakdown is always viewed through a negative lens, but what if(as described above) you put a rose colored lens on your breakdown. Having a breakdown gives you a chance to have a fresh start. The breakdown process feels uncomfortable and mildly painful, but on the other end of the spectrum is a rainbow glittering in the sky after the storm.

A breakdown could mean many things, but let's for all intensive purposes that a breakdown is any event in your life that feels devastating to you. Say you are getting a divorce. No one gets married to then turnaround and get a divorce some time later. Again, if you are that miserable together than a divorce is a chance for release and freedom. It is a chance to start again and make better relationship decisions. The divorce is a chance to step forward and have a breakthrough regarding what you brought to your previous marriage: the good, the bad, and events leading up to your eventual divorce.

Also, having a breakdown does not always mean losing your mind. It can, but if you lose your mind can you not find it again? Find those rose colored lens and look through them! If you tumble down the rabbit hole into madness, you can do so and come out with a new profound awareness. Think about deep meditation. You are going in and hopefully coming back with more knowledge about yourself then you went in with.

The point of explaining all of this? Going through turmoil does destroy you. Darkness, sadness, and distress gives you time for reflection and rebuilding for your life. It is a chance to start with fresh eyes, a clear mind, and a humble heart. Do not let anyone tell you that you are tainted because of your troubles! From now on I am calling my troubles "rose-colored lens" experiences! So, the next time you are in a dark place shine something positive on your situation and grab your rose colored lens. You will be grateful you did.


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15 comments:

  1. There is definitely always a bright side on the other end of the darkness. Sometimes it takes a while, but it will always be there.

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  2. although you don't have to have a breakdown to have a breakthrough, some of my best breakthroughs have been after dark times. It's important to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  3. I think breakdowns can be healthy for you every so often. For myself it can be mentally freeing right after a break down.

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  4. I always try and think things have got better so they can again when I am in the depths it is so hard at times, but the only thing you can do. x

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  5. Sometimes when life hands us hardship or obstacles, we must hang in there through the turmoil. There is always light at the end of the tunnel. It's important to stay resilient in this unpredictable world.

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  6. This makes a lot of sense. You really can get a new perspective when you go through tough periods like that.

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  7. This is very true, going through bad things and darkness actually helps you see and appreciate the good and light later on at a deeper level.

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  8. I love this post. There is always a reason for the things we go through. And we may not see it at the start but lessons are always learned.

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  9. Yes, I can totally see how a breakdown would help you get to the heart of the matter...you're raw and vulnerable and there's nothing else to do but begin anew!

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  10. I always find that my biggest epiphany moments are after a breakdown. Isn't that odd? But I guess we have to clear out old misconceptions before we can create fresh thinking.

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  11. I agree with above, there is ALWAYS a light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what, and i choose to just remind myself that a lot! Breakdowns happen, and we move get up, dust off and move on! - Jeanine

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  12. I love your prospective on the positive side of a breakdown. Thanks for sharing your story so elegantly!

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  13. Good advice. Sometimes it is hard to see past the place you are at to see what is around the corner.

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  14. I think having a breakdown isn't always a bad thing. Maybe it's a sign to rebuild our life and start new

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  15. Great post about moving through the struggles of life. It is important to keep looking for the bright side and for the chance to move forward in life. It isn't easy. Thank you for sharing.

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