“Choose not to be harmed—and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed—and you haven’t been.” — Marcus Aurelius
There is no good or bad without our mind. There is the situation itself and the story we create in our brains about what it means.
We are never completely powerless. Our thoughts, our beliefs, and our reactions can be controlled. The same event, which for one person is negative, for another may be positive. Just because a situation, for many people, is horrible and hopeless, does not mean that we have to agree with it. We decide what kind of story we tell ourselves. This is the power of perception.
Of course, it is not about seeing the world through delusional, rose-colored glasses. The goal is to see it objectively.
Recognize your power