Is the Door of Persistence Just Not Opening?

Lock - GateHave you ever felt like you’ve wasted your time on something?

You’ve given countless hours and exuberance to a project, a job, a relationship – and it just doesn’t go anywhere?

You keep trying and trying. You walk away, come back with a different approach – but nothing sticks. So you go through every tool you have, you try every key – and still come up short.

You even do a bit of meditating, clearing your mind and your energy, only to return to the same scenario.

What then? Is there something wrong with you? Or could it be, simply put – a mismatch?

Persistence is an admirable quality. But if you’ve done everything you know how to do – and it’s still not working, it’s probably time to walk away.

“If it does not open, it’s not your door.”

Persistance - Door

So where do you go from here? What lessons can you learn from a situation like this?

And how do they direct your next move?

These are the types of rich questions that we’ll be exploring in next month’s Moonlight Journaling Retreat – where we’ll be dabbling with 18 different journal writing techniques as we journey through the moon phases during a real-time 28-day lunar cycle.

Come join a beautiful and very sacred circle of creative souls – and dance with your inner wisdom as you explore the various aspects of yourself, your life, and your relationships with others – through the art of journal writing.

Our circle opens on Monday, March 20th – just in time for the Aries New Moon – which brings an energy of action, forward movement, and taking big leaps.

For more information or to register, please visit this page: Moonlight Journaling Retreat

Here’s to a new beginning that’s rich with possibility!

About Tina Games

Tina M. Games is the author of Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother’s Path to Self-Discovery (an interactive book with an accompanying deck of 54 journaling prompt cards). As a certified creativity and life purpose coach, and a gifted intuitive, she is the “Moonlight Muse” for women who want to tap into the “full moon within” and claim their authentic self, both personally and professionally. Through her signature coaching programs, based on the phases of the moon, Tina gently guides women from darkness to light as they create an authentic vision filled with purpose, passion and creative expression. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

5 Responses to Is the Door of Persistence Just Not Opening?

  1. Jo Jo April 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Sometimes the challenge is trying to figure out which is the Door to open.

  2. Monica April 6, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

    Sounds like a very healing retreat. Persist until it doesn’t open…then move on. Great advice. Thanks Tina!

  3. Christine April 7, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    “If it does not open, it’s not your door.” Important message that is circulating these days. The retreat sounds like an interesting way to explore the message. Thanks for sharing, Tina.

  4. Josee April 7, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    So true Tina: “Persistence is an admirable quality. But if you’ve done everything you know how to do – and it’s still not working, it’s probably time to walk away.” Sometimes we forget that is also a possibility. Love the quote you used – perfect for this topic. Your retreat sounds amazing.

  5. Dana Kowalewski April 12, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    So many people have the mentality that giving up means failure, even after trying so many ways to make something work. I like how you reframed it as “not the door for you” so that we can move forward and explore the lessons. Great post!

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