We live in very fast paced times most of them bordering on insanity. Every person is fighting some battle or demon. Even little children aren’t spared from the pressure. So how does one slow down and remain sane in these times of insanity and stress?
Rumi rightly says “Although the road is never ending take a step and keep walking, do not look fearfully into the distance…On this path let the heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear.”
One needs to reestablish the relationship with the self which affects our relationship with others and how we deal with tough times. The relationship we have with the self, starts with self-awareness without being judgmental about our flaws. It involves becoming familiar with who you are as a person and what you are feeling. By spending a few quiet moments with yourself, you can begin to assess your behaviors, your thought process, and determine the endless possibilities of your personal growth. This will lead to a better understanding of yourself and allow you to perform better self-care.
The more that you learn about yourself, the better you will be at getting along with others. This is because most people will treat others the way that they treat themselves. For example, if you are critical with your own behaviors, you are probably critical of how others behave. By becoming more tolerable of yourself, you become more tolerant of others and others will become more tolerant of you in the process.
These inner observations give us choices in how we react to what is happening around us, and the capacity to live with what we deal with on a daily basis.
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