Collaborative Post¦ 60 per cent of the time, life goes okay. But there is about 40 per cent of it (sometimes higher) that seems like an absolute disaster.
As humans, we tend to focus on problems. Hence, when things go wrong, we really feel it. Despite the fact that 60 per cent of our lives are good, we focus almost entirely on the 40 per cent that’s bad. And that can leave us feeling powerless and miserable.
Fortunately, there are some mantras you can repeat back to yourself when things go wrong. Here are some of the things you might want to try:
“Even This Will Pass”
Ancient philosophers and sages saw that fierce weather rarely lasted all day. They pointed out that the same was true of life circumstances. While things feel bad right now, it’s worth remembering that your troubles will pass. The things that seem incredibly important today probably won’t seem important at all in years to come when you reflect on them.
“Everything Happens Right On Schedule”
It’s not always possible to see the good in bad situations, but it is usually there. You just need to know how and where to look for it. Often, it is many years afterwards when you have an “aha” moment as you see why life tested you in such a way. Suddenly, you see how a painful or difficult situation lets you grow or see life from a new perspective.
“Nature Doesn’t Hurry, Yet Accomplishes Everything On Time”
Nature produced the entire cosmos. But it didn’t operate according to a schedule, timetable or GANTT chart. Instead, everything just arose spontaneously and found its own natural order.
When you are working to a tight deadline or on a big project and it is causing you stress, this little mantra can help enormously. There’s not a great deal you can actually do to push projects towards completion. They will either happen, or they won’t.
“Love The Life You Have”
It’s incredibly easy to become dissatisfied with life. You might dislike how little money you make, or how your partner fails to satisfy you.
The trick here is to appreciate all the little things you have. You want to make sure that you don’t miss out on life by constantly complaining about the inadequacy of the one you’ve got.
“You Got This”
This mantra reminds you of your power, whether you’re going for a promotion at work or undergoing a treatment program for drug addiction. As a human being, you’re a strong entity, capable of incredible feats, unimaginable for any other animal.
“No One Can Take Your Joy”
Joy is something that comes from within. Happiness is something that comes from without. The external world can take away your happiness with ease, but getting rid of your joy is your choice. Even if there is chaos and evil all around you, joy is still possible with the right perspective and mindset.
Again, this mantra is about being powerful and keeping your mental state healthy, regardless of the situation.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.