Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Thought for the day 20th of April 2011
“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them” by Epictetus.
Bad news can only affect you as long as you allow it to affect you. Of course, if you have a tragic death in your family or something of the kind, it will affect you emotionally. However, your attitude towards life and death will either help you to go on or break you. It takes years for some people to recover after various tragedies. Some never recover. If your dear person died it is a pretty painful experience, but it should not be the end of the world for you. Why?
Because you are going to meet the person on the other side of eternity. And I believe you should not put all of your hopes and see meaning in life in one person. It is pretty dangerous. You cannot worship people. Nobody from people can take God’s position. You have to be ready to let anybody go from your life. It is much easier said, than done, but it is your attitude that allows you to cope with absolutely everything in your life, and it is your attitude that causes you to break under the sign of slightest challenge and confrontation. Work with your attitude. It is your road to success. Remember things, news, events, situations and even people cannot disturb you. It is your view of them that really disturbs you.
Read my previous post:
Anger causes suffering