Sometimes we wonder why we do all this hard work.

Going through our deepest trauma and feeling those unprocessed feelings.

We work on ourselves and then more stuff comes up.

Staying on the path can be challenging when there doesn't seem to be an end in sight.

How many times do we have to feel raw and vulnerable?

Why do I have to keep processing these long forgotten painful times of my life?

When we commit to the path of self development we sometimes don't know what we're in for.

And as we explore and examine and transform who we are, it can get tiring at moments.

We can lose the desire to continue when we feel as if we're not getting anywhere.

It can seem like our internal work is a bottomless pit of knots to unwind.

Being disheartened is not unusual or unexpected.

Until something amazing happens.

That moment when suddenly we see the result of all of our effort.

Perhaps it is a miracle in our health.

Or we finally meet the person of our dreams.

Maybe that opportunity we always wanted to be able to shine on stage or in our community just magically shows up.

That's when we can look back at the long and winding road we have been on and know it was worth it.

This transformation may seem to come out of the blue, yet in reality it was something we had been cultivating the whole time.

While we were distracted doing our work and digging in deep, we were also healing and growing.

The miracle we just experienced did not come out of no where.

Indeed, we had been paving the path for it to show for many years.

All those dark nights of the soul we endured was for this very moment.

The tears we shed, the pain we felt, it was all for something more than we could have imagined.

For when we step upon the path of growth we truly have no idea where it will lead us.

It is only in hindsight that we can see clearly the great service we have be doing for ourselves.

So when the days seem dark and the times feel so challenging, know that there is something more waiting for us.

We are not meant to suffer through our lives.

And life will reward us in ways we can't fathom at the moment.

Stay on the path, keep moving forward.

It is the only way to see what miracles are in store for us!

So what can you hold on to when you are struggling to keep your spirits up?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour