When Life is Hard
The first thing people typically do when something goes wrong is to blame. We blame others or ourselves, depending on the situation, however, blaming does no good whatsoever. Do not fall into the blame game.
You may feel like giving up when it feels like the sky is falling in. But what is the alternative? Rather than giving up on the possibility of feeling happy again or on your dreams for the future, let go of your attachment to them.
Numbing yourself to void the pain
There are many ways people numb ourselves to the pain they feel throughout their lives. Sometimes, we use drugs or alcohol, often, we use keeping incredibly busy or tuning out by watching TV, playing mindless games, or being pre-occupied by social media.
When we are scared, embarrassed or worried, our natural instinct is to hide away to lick our wounds. Of course, there is a time for that, a time when we need to be alone with our feelings and thoughts, but it is too easy to stay in that place of isolation far longer than is healthy.
When you feel really blue, you are more vulnerable than at other times when life seems rosy. Being around people who are always complaining or blaming is a sure way to make yourself feel worse.
Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.
Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography
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