In the face of adversity and stress, I find myself shutting down, isolating, and struggling to remain hopeful. How do I open myself up to the universe? How do I remain hopeful and have an open relationship with the universe when it seems that the universe gives back nothing but grief and hardship? Am I destined to struggle with relationships, money, and a bad job? I have read the 7 Laws of Success at least 100 times since the mid 1990’s, but the words have not connected to my soul. Thank you for your time. I admire your inner peace.