In this video I reveal my tips for staying positive in the middle of a shit storm. I found out the hard way that in this situation there is a right way and wrong way to use the tool of positivity. If we use it as a form of denial, it will only add to our suffering. There is no point in trying to pretend that life is fab when the world around us is falling apart. To come out of a shit storm smelling of roses we need to acknowledge what is happening and have faith that it is all going to work out for the best. It means understanding that our life turns to crap for a reason, and that it isn’t just some random slap in the face from an uncaring universe.
The reality is that humans stagnate when things are going well – the easy life makes us slow and lazy. It takes a bit of suffering to get our juices going, and it is only the threat of loss that allows us to appreciate what we already have. If we didn’t take things so much for granted we wouldn’t be impacted as much by the ups and downs of life. When we understand this, it is easier to appreciate that shit storms are there to save us from ourselves.
If we react to a downturn in our fortunes by resisting it, or trying to hide from it, then this will only worsen our misery. Once we understand that this shit storm could be the best thing to happen to us, we can then get the most out of the experience.
I know this for a fact:
The quality of my life is not determined by the shit that happens to me but how I react to the shit that happens to me.
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