Sometimes we say, "The more I try, the worse it gets." When we feel like this, it's as if we are on a treadmill, vainly spinning around in circles, ending up always where we started. To break the continuity of things not working out for us we may need to apply spiritual surgery. The most radical and effective way to break the contact with that which is causing us pain is to forgive it. When we really forgive something in our life for not working out, we immediately begin to take the power out of it to do us any further harm. Like cauterizing a wound, forgiveness of a situation ignites a fire of healing at the core of the problem. As we forgive, our hearts are freed from carrying the burden of fear and distrust. Emotionally we begin to feel lighter and freer. New possibilities begin to reveal themselves, and suddenly our solution and our breakthrough have arrived, and we are free