SOS BOOK - Chapter 1.7 A breakdown occurs!
WE USUALLY DON’T LISTEN TO THE NEEDS OF OUR INNER-SELF! We figuratively dam up these inner urges behind ‘a wall’ and defer them; until FINALLY A BREAK-DOWN OR ‘LEAK’ OCCURS somewhere. A small leak corresponds to a small crisis. A larger crack in ‘the wall’ - a larger crisis.
A major break in ‘the dam’ - a major life-threatening crisis. However, we do then get A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY… an incentive to change our lives!
This is another important life lesson (No. 23):
A CRISIS FORCES US TO PAUSE AND RE-EVALUATE OUR LIFE
If we are wise enough beforehand, WE CAN CHANGE and get our life BACK INTO BALANCE. But usually we just keep on holding back! We keep resisting the need for beneficial change in our life.
A crisis however represents not only a BREAK-DOWN, a dis-order or dis-ease. It’s also a great opportunity for a BREAK-THROUGH in self-realization! A crisis, like a cross road, is our special opportunity to change direction.
This leads to the next important life lesson (No. 24):
WE CAN VIEW A CRISIS AS A LOSS OR A POSITIVE OPPORTUNITY
With a crisis we have the CHANCE TO BREAK FREE and escape from our previous limiting or damaging lifestyle. The choice is ours! A CRISIS CAN TRIGGER THE BREAKTHROUGH we need. The choice is also a very personal one. Trying to ignore the current situation any longer will only make matters worse.
Initially WE MIGHT STILL BE STUBBORN AND RESIST any change to our life. We might just try to battle on as before… We might take on the role of a martyr or even try to enjoy the sick role. We might feel changing ourselves would be a burden to others and put the perceived needs of other needs before our own well-being.
Hopefully, we will finally realize there no other rational and compassionate alternative. This life-pattern is THE WAY MOST OF US LIVE… We are all so alike in this respect. Only the individual circumstances change.
This is life lesson (No. 25):
WE ARE VERY RESISTANT TO CHANGE
Unless we make deliberate conscious life decisions and carefully follow these up, we just carry on automatically. IT'S DUE TO FORCE OF HABIT! Those neuronal pathways in our brains have become well established through repetition. We continue in this established behavior until it’s no longer physically possible or just no longer acceptable to us. BUT IT TAKES EFFORT TO CHANGE! If we don’t do the work voluntarily, then A CRISIS WILL INCREASE THE PRESSURE FOR CHANGE.
The SOS Book is continued in the next blog post:
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