Breakdown to Breakthrough
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.