From time to time our obligations evolve into something so big and time consuming we cannot focus on the ability to think and function rationally. Our focus becomes disorganized and erratic. This emotional state leads to exasperation and we become very dejected. It becomes hard to eat, sleep, and maintain a sense of happiness around others.
Some say enormous obligations are the price we pay for being human and they are probably correct. The price for being human is easily tossed around but that price is difficult to understand when we are struggling for existence in a world which requires prudent thought and actions. Many people face immense commitments due to work, family dilemmas, health issues, or personal issues. They must face these obligations daily and may not be equipped to handle them or to find a way that balances their life with their obligations. These tremendous responsibilities drain every ounce of energy and they demand so much time our happiness suffers.
When we are submerged with the weight of massive obligations, whether at home, at work, or with friends, or family, there is no other way to surface except to face our commitments courageously each day until we can find a way to live peacefully with the demands placed on us.
Each day can be a struggle but we can overcome the burdens which seek to control our life. Some people are able to rise to the occasion and free them self from the grasp of obligations. Others desperately need our help to intervene with compassion and guide them to understand how obligations are controlling their life. Facing responsibilities head on can bring freedom and happiness. Looking for avenues to cope with or manage obligations will give us the best opportunity to have more time for happiness. Don’t feel trapped, there are always options.
May the overwhelming obligations that seek to conquer our happiness be lifted and may we share our happiness with those we love. Everyone deserves happiness and balance in our life.