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They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
-- Andy Warhol


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Invest in healing

Casting yourself as a victim is a waste of your time and energy. Whether a minor inconvenience appears or a major difficulty arises, you have a much more powerful option.

Even when you truly are a victim, seeing yourself as such, treating yourself as such, will not improve your situation. What will improve the situation is to take full responsibility for doing something about it.

Make it your job to actually make things better. The smallest positive action is infinitely more effective than any amount of self-pity.

Acknowledge the tragedy, the unfairness, the carelessness, the injustice, but don’t make it worse by wallowing in it. No matter who or what is to blame for what happened, you can choose to be responsible for moving positively forward from it.

You cannot always avoid being hurt. But you never have to continue investing yourself in that hurt.

Decide instead to invest yourself in healing, in progress, in love and care and meaningful living. When life turns bad, for you or anyone else, let your response always be to make it better.

— Ralph Marston

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