Bad times never last and neither does good times.
We go through cycles and phases so it’s important to keep in mind when things get bad, happiness is waiting around the corner. This is the impermanace of life.
We get hurt by other’s words and actions. When in fact it’s not the actual words and actions that hurt us, it’s what we interpret its implications. If we changed our interpretation of such implications, would we still feel hurtful? So is the power in our hands or in the hands of those whom we accuse? Communication needs to have both a sender and a receiver. We may not be able to control the contents from the sender but we have the capability and the responsibility to decipher the content and keep only what’s required. It’s our job to filter out what’s important and what is not. We can’t block the world out but we can block the negativity. It just requires a lot of practice, patience and persistence.
“When we finish something, we’re only at the start of another. This cycle goes on forever until we stop breathing.”MAT THADAPRASIT
Has anyone ever just sat there thinking about nothing in particular then all of a sudden tears just come rolling down your face? There are many underlying reasons why our body react the way we do. Sometimes we know the underlying causes but don’t know how to deal with them. Other times we don’t even know why we feel the way we feel. Depression is a silent assassin in our modern society. No one can really understand what depression is until you’ve felt it yourself. The sad fact is there’s no medication that can cure it. One person cannot ease or cure depression for another. It’s purely got to do with one’s self and finding your own way to heal (this is based purely on personal opinion). However I believe there are distractions that can help people get pass various stages of depression. If you are in Australia please check this out: https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/get-help-home. This is a service free of charge. They are available 24/7, you can talk on the phone or chat online or text. Just someone to listen without telling you what you need to do or judge you in any way.
I think we all feel this way at several stages of our lives. Some more than others. I guess the comforting thing to know is, “this too shall pass”. It’s extremely hard to think of anything positive or be optomistic about a helpless situation in our lives. Some times we need to look out when looking in makes us feel helpless. I came across a heartbreaking article on “The caged humans of Bali”, it’s sad to admit that some times we can be so blinded by our own self-absorbtion.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challlenged to change ourselves.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”VIKTOR FRANKL