“Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path.”
(Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse).
Let this quote be an inspiration for the reflection: why are only a few like stars? Is self-reliance and the ability to manage your own life so unique? How to become a star instead of a withering leaf?
The world is rushing forward, we live faster and faster and we are overwhelmed by ubiquitous stress. There is fear, helplessness, aggression, confusion, loneliness, panic, and neuroses which more and more often become a part of our lives. Some people even claim that the 21st century will be the age of depression.
The work with the mind is also a "cure" for emotional ailments. The concept of health also includes a strong and stable psyche.
Let us refer to the next quote: "Can any person who is not physically ill be considered as healthy? No, because health is not only the absence of disease, but full well-being and the ability to function at the highest level of personal ability” (Dr. Howard Murad).
Who can direct life in this way? Only someone who is happy, has an established self-esteem, is assertive; and therefore has the driving force and the ability to effectively manage potentially stressful situations and to rely on themselves for their own safety. Only such person is able to take care of himself and their loved ones, establish healthy and successful relationships and constructively support others.
Democritus already said: "We live not as we want, but as we can." The truth is that we can learn to manage our lives properly.
Only a happy person with a well-established self-esteem, assertiveness, and efficiency at effectively managing potentially stressful situations, can successfully rely on themselves for their own safety.
Such person is able to take care of their happiness, the happiness of their loved ones, establish healthy relationships, create successful relationships and constructively support others.
As Democritus said:
"We live not as we want, but as we can”.