Friday, July 12, 2013

Dealing with adversity

Many a times in our lives, we are faced with uncertainty and adversity. To deal with them involves dealing with the physical and the emotional aspect of the adversity.

The physical aspect is usually not under our control. We will have to bear with it as it comes. Often times it is the emotional aspect that torments us way more than the physical aspect. We will suffer less when we ride the wave as smoothly as we can and we come out with fewer scars.

We have a lot of control on how to deal with our emotions. Our first tendency is to withdraw into a shell and dwell on the problem. Our thoughts control our emotions. It is easy to let the mind takeover. The mind will let your thoughts sway from the past to the present and to the future. The mind will ponder on all the possible ifs and buts. The mind will bring up past circumstances aggravating the present situations. The mind will worry about how other people will react, what other people will say and think.

The best way to deal with the situation is to keep the mind empty of thoughts and be more present and aware of our day to day activities. This lets us face the problem directly without wallowing in our thoughts, hopes and dreams. All of which is pointless anyway.

1 comment:

  1. So young and yet so wise - moved to tears reading through your blog.


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