By Alysia Stern for BounceBack.com
As a whole, we all have experienced missed opportunities, misfortunes and heartache. We may have lost a job, a romance, or ended a friendship. During this loss, did you feel betrayed, alone, hurt, frustrated, discouraged or depressed? Have you ever thought to be thankful for your losses?
As one door closes another one opens. There may be a brief time in between the doors when you are meant to reflect or learn from your old door before you can be ready to step into the opening of a new one. A closed door may be an opportunity to move forward in our lives. This is a time of preparation, a time to find peace within you. The door that was shut will always be a glass door. Look back through it with gratitude and embrace every moment you had, while it was open. It was a part of you, which has helped mold you into the person you have become.
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Not every plan works out. There are losses and failures happening every day. We don't always have control over these happenings, but we can exercise control over our attention and attitude. We can control our emotions and our attributes to the situation though. When one of these things happens, and we focus our attention on the loss - the closed door, we see only a closed door with the resultant frustration and unhappiness, but if we could only move our sight and attention away from the closed door, we might be surprised to discover a row of open new doors.
And a new door is about to open to finish the creation process, for you to be exactly where you were meant to be in this world. It is hard not to cry because it's over. Try with all your power to smile because it happened, for in every experience there is a lesson to be learned. When one door closes another opens but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
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Learn to have patience with all things and especially have patience with yourself. Time heals all wounds, as it heals closed doors. Try and form a support group while you are in-between doors. Stay in touch with those who touch your life, touched your heart and invigorated your spirit. Always look on the bright side and don't let adversity keep you from winning. Be yourself because you are filled with special qualities that have brought you this far and will always see you through. Keep your spirits up, make your heart happy and let it reflect on everything you do and every word you speak. Your new door is opening; don't miss a step or a chance to walk through it.
Your three most powerful tools at this point will be to have faith, allow time to heal wounds, and have patience. When one door closes another one opens bringing opportunities and adventure beyond our wildest imagination. When faced with that locked door, take a deep breath, give a prayer of thanks, and prepare for the miracle that will become your life. Hold on to your dreams and never let them go. Show the rest of the world how wonderful, unique and special you are by giving your circumstances a chance and others the benefit of the doubt. Never give up.
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