The sense of frustration you experience serves you. Frustration
leads you to solve or resolve that which frustrates you. It brings you
to thought, realization, action. The action may be to have a talk.
Frustration can make you deal with that which assails you. 

Welcome
frustration because it is your . Tough teachers can be very
good. They bring you to realization. They bring you to address something
that needs to be addressed. Tough teachers may make you face that which
needs to be faced.

Frustration gives you the choice of running
away or dealing with, and, within those two choices, there are many
shades of choices within. Staying in an unwieldy situation isn’t always
good, nor is running away always the solution. Yet sometimes it is
better to get out. Do not always have the idea that it is good for your
character to stay in a situation in order to overcome it. As in playing
poker, sometimes it is good to fold your hand, whether you want to or
not. Giving up is not always a bad thing. You don’t have to always run
the gauntlet.

Sometimes you can get through what is difficult and
be better off for it, and sometimes it’s better to change directions.

And yet there are not always yes or no answers. Don’t box yourself
into a corner, that you have to decide either this or that. Be simple.
See what is obvious. Or be creative and think of an alternative never
thought of before. The world is full of variety. Find a variety that
saves the day. If it doesn’t totally save the day, at least it may allay
your frustration which is the same as a sense of helplessness.

Life
is short, indeed. It is not for suffering, and it is not for
lollygagging either. Sometimes you have to knuckle down. Sometimes you
have to be fleet. Each situation is its own. Know that there is a way,
and that you can find it.

Neither frustration nor comfort is the
way of life nor is a middle-ground always the way of life. Compromise
enough, but not too much. Maybe you are learning to hold your ground, or
maybe you are learning to give sway. Any way you slice it, you will get
through whatever it is that is bothering you now.

When your
frustration lies with another child of Mine, there is a very simple
understanding for you to have. There is a simple explanation for the
stand the other person has taken that is opposed to your perceived
happiness. The explanation is obvious. He sees the situation differently
from you. Is this not simple? And yet the other person is entitled to
the point of view he has. He is entitled.

The same can be said of
you. You see the situation in a different way. You don’t understand.
You are entitled to see the situation as you do see it. Now we come to
your new position of taking the time to see how the other person sees
it. Find out. Perhaps you have not asked or allowed the other person to
speak his mind. In your listening, the other person may clarify his
thoughts and see it differently on his own.

Come from the place
that you care about this other person, and he cares about you too.

There
has been an error in your thinking, beloveds. You may have forgotten
that you are loved. Unloved, you feel barriers. Knowing you are loved,
you can talk it over. Knowing that you love, you can talk it over. Have
you thought that not being understood meant you were not loved?

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