Urgent situations are survivable. It doesn’t always feel that way at the time because in the middle of things that are a crisis, we can rarely see it with perspective.
Think back on crisis situations that you survived in the past. They are just stories now…part of the narrative of the physical self that had to endure it.
The mind can be your best ally or your worst enemy.
Staying in “the now” as Eckart Tolls says, is to refrain from predicting terrible outcomes about the situation you are in.
This brain loop we can get stuck in will keep you from accessing all of your mental capacity to think through all possible actions that could help.
You run through the worst possible scenarios in your head and you suffer the emotional pain that would come with those scenarios. The pain feels like it would if you were in the future situation that you are predicting. But you are not really there at all.
The future is always uncertain. Most likely the scenario you imagine is different from what will actually happen. And that movie that is playing over and over in your head is lying to you.
The subconscious brain seeks to protect you from trauma and emotional pain. It replays what it considers to be similar situations from your past. Some of those situations is replays were painful for you.
True. You experienced pain during that past trauma. True. The brain wants to earn you by replaying the mental tapes and creating emotional flashbacks.
You end up experiencing the pain of the past situations. In addition the brain is running movies about possible terrible outcomes to the crisis you are currently in.
So your brain energy , emotional energy, and physical energy are being depleted…and you are unable to think in present time. Your situation needs you to be present.
Your emotional body needs you to be present. Just in the very small moment of time you are in. Long enough to regain perspective on the true reality.
The future is uncertain. Resisting that truth will drain all of your energy and deplete your mental faculties.
Do what you are doing. Do one thing at a time. Breath in between and accept the silent spaces in between the things you have to be doing to avoid a bad outcome.
Try to picture a good outcome. Play that outcome like a movie in your head.
Think of another version with a good outcome. Play that one like a movie in your head.
Counter the bad pictures with good pictures. The brain files memories and emotions with pictures like movies in your head.
Picture that you will meet strangers who will have compassion for you. Picture that any workers or secretaries you will have to interact with will be kind and help you.
Picture being able to just observe any negative or toxic people that will cross your path. Picture being more grounded than they are…and that you will be operating from a much higher consciousness level than they are.
The higher your consciousness…the less the toxic people can get through your boundaries.
The higher your consciousness…the more you will attract others that are kind and compassionate. They will break the rules for you. They will want to help you.
You are resilient. You are strong. You can visualize yourself being calm and orchestrating a favorable outcome to the present crisis…and the next one.
There is not something wrong with you that attracts problems towards you.
That is just some virus in your head that is telling you that.
You were programmed to see life’s problems as a reflection on you. But the problems are just there and they have nothing to do with how good of a person you are.
The problems are referred to in Buddhism as “Duka”.
The Duka is the suffering that we all are confronted with. Allowing the conditioning from your childhood to tell you that you cause the Duka…is falling into the viruses and the brainwashing that was put into your head by people who were mistaken…or some people who has their own agenda about making you feel that way.
Breath and realize that this situation is not a refection of you or your higher self. You can work your way through it by detaching from the conditioning that was fed to you. Your worthiness is innate.
This life can be seen like a video game that we are playing with others. The reality feels more intense than the true reality has to be.
Allow your higher self to observe and see the other players in the game. Some are Allie and others are not. They choose their own particular vision of reality.
You have the right to control your own vision of reality and how you perceive the life you are in. Being present in your moment right now, connects you with others who are being present just at this moment.
The possibilities will appear when you are detached from the intense emotions related to the meaning you have been conditioned to attach to your reality.
The true meaning is you. Your compassion and creative resilience will make this crisis pass. Them it will only be a memory that you can also attach your own meaning to.