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Breaking down to have a breakthrough. This concept seemed truly abstract at the time when my metaphysical friend and I started to talk about it. My opinion now? I truly believe that breaking down and getting to the heart of the matter could be the very thing that can jump start your life for the better. For example, say you have a problem with anxiety. Ask yourself questions. Why  are you anxious? When do I feel anxious? Strip away the layers until you get to the root cause of the problem. By getting to the actual root of the problem, you have an opportunity to fix it.

Having a breakdown is typically viewed through a negative lens, but what if you choose a different perspective and use a positive “rose-colored” lens on your breakdown. Having a breakdown gives you a chance to have a fresh start. The breakdown process feels uncomfortable and painful, but remember this process is preparing you for a breakthrough and growth. What most people who are in the throes of suffering do not realize is what awaits them on the other side. It is the promise of hope, recovery, and(once the breakdown is processed) a renewal of the spirit. What awaits you is a new beginning stripped down to the building block essentials. This gives you a chance to rebuild your life on your terms and to shape the life you have imagined for yourself. It is never too late to build again.

A breakdown could mean many things, but let's give an example of a “breakdown event” in your life. A “breakdown event” is any event that feels devastating to you. DIVORCE. That word strikes sorrow and fear into the hearts of many. However, If you are miserable together than a divorce is a chance for release and freedom. It is a chance to start over again and make better relationship decisions. The divorce is a chance to step forward and have a breakthrough regarding what you want and need from a partner. It gives you both a chance to reflect upon the breakdown of your marriage. It involves the reflection of the good, the bad, and the challenges leading up to your divorce. This process is a chance for a renewal of the spirit...a fresh start.

What is the point of explaining all of this? Going through turmoil does not destroy you. It is a destructive process that forces you to strip away emotions and even people you no longer need in your life. Darkness, sadness, and distress give you time for reflection and a chance to rebuild your life for the better. 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 growth experiences! So, the next time you are in a dark place shine some positivity on your situation and grab a pair of rose colored glasses. 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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