To avoid the pain of regret and disappointment, we often try to turn every failure and mistake into an “opportunity” or a “lesson.” But when we bypass the pain, we deny ourselves the true growth opportunity.
If you’re working hard all the time and not seeing progress, perhaps you’re missing this crucial element.
Life is not meant to be observed from under the shelter of the umbrella or awning, while we wait for the storm to pass. It is meant to be lived and embraced with full commitment to getting wet.
It can be hard to cultivate equanimity, the state of remaining calm and non-reactive. One way is by repeating this simple 5-word mantra.
We pay more attention to an occasional steam pipe explosion than the frequent explosions of anger, even though anger does more damage.
Suppressing anger will cause an explosion. Trying to control anger will let it control you. Instead, learn to effectively navigate anger.