If we could fathom all that is Consciousness, we might laugh at earth life in 2014, as a mother chuckles when her 5-year-old asks to drive the car or inquires if the dragonfly will offer a ride to Disney World.
Things, life, "stress" ... can be so not as we perceive it. We worry and fuss and operate in distraction. The cosmos are infinite and efficient. Energy is in constant motion. Things are happening continuously and simultaneously and in multi-dimensions. What if we could just rest in knowing that everything is as it is meant to be? That everything is a planned, work in progress, and part of our purpose in this life is to make mistakes (in order to learn) and to experience suffering (in order to grow)?
Many people recount that it is in the periods of lack, illness, distress, and trauma that they awakened to new truths, saw with new focus, and heard with new ears that which was imperceptible prior.
So if you are going through a Dark Night of The Soul--the quickest way out is to embrace it. Fully accept it; stop resisting it. "Cease striving and know that I am God. -Psalm 46:10"
By accepting what is, you halt resistance, allowing a window of opportunity to change your focus, change your thoughts, and thereby change your attitude, your emotions, your energy, your momentum, your life. Transformation will move you forward--NOW!
This life experience involves tribulation; focusing on the trial only keeps it around longer. Instead, "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet with trials of various kinds. -James 1:2" "Rejoice, be patient, and be in constant prayer -Romans 12:12
Smile. The universe IS friendly. In the spirit of Henry Ford, believe this, and you will be right.