In life there is only one way to avoid obstacles…. Do nothing. If you are going to do something, you are going to experience an obstacle. So if they are something that we are all going to experience, we should learn to re-think the meaning of obstacle.


Huna teaches that an obstacle, which is a part of life, is a cause for celebration. That may seem odd, because many of my students have told me that obstacles are more of a cause of frustration and irritation. However, Huna has taught me to look at obstacles in a different way. An obstacle is a marker on the highway saying you are one step closer to your goal.


As we drive down the path of life, we need markers to let us know that we are heading in the right direction. So when you hit an obstacle, it is life letting you know that you are one step closer. Of course we need to find a way around or through some obstacles, but when you hit one, it is a cause for celebration because the goal may be just around the corner.


So celebrate your obstacles!!


Dr. Matt