Our moods are caused by things around us like the behaviour – of other people, by situations – mostly not under our control, by our expectations – at times unrealistic, and also by external influences – the media and other biased opinions. The fast pace of life often means we have no time to appreciate the beauty among us. In all this running around, we forget to stop and look around. To see and appreciate all that is beautiful, nice, right and beneficial happening around us.
Can we not accept that we cannot control anyone or anything ? That the only thing under our control is ourselves. That the correct thing to do is to be realistic. That the ancient indian principles of spirituality will always hold good.
Accept the fact that
– everything that is, will happen, whatever we do to alter or change it.
– every person we meet is for a specific purpose and reason, there is no accident or chance.
– events will occur only when the time is right, neither earlier nor later.
– whatever has happened is past, let it go and move on.
Since there are events we cannot change, look for the benefit they have for us. When we get involved with fears about the future, we miss the chances that the present offers us.
“Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.” ~Marilu Henner