Build a Mindset to Survive
by Michael Feeley
WE ALL EXPERIENCE hardships. Some people get through them with greater ease than others because of their attitude and choices. They’re resilient. Their mindset to survive propels them forward. They don’t let suffering run their lives, working through the hard times, even when everything is falling around them, and they can’t seem to get a break.
When you’re in a dark, troubled place, acknowledge it. Face your fears, worries, and enemies and see what happens. When you look right into the face of despair and start to deal with it, you’re on your way to freedom.
Remember — You’re up to it. Your values, world knowledge, character and gratitude will lead and empower you to fight for your life and your happiness.
Here’s a poem by the 13th-century poet and scholar Rumi that I go right to whenever I need help to stabilize myself and feel good.
“This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some monetary awareness comes, as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
Thanks – Michael
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