We are all faced with times where we feel we are stuck in a situation when we don’t want to be there, don’t want to do it but still have to hang on in there, coz that’s the only option you have or you don’t have a way out. I have been there and I’m still there. So this post is not about ‘how to get yourself out of any situation that you don’t wish for’ as I haven’t mastered it myself.
I had an incident on my recent trip to my hometown in India and during my travel, I had a one-hour transit. It was lunch time and I was travelling with my one-year-old who was getting cranky. I too was feeling very hungry and wanted to grab something quick to eat as there wasn’t much time left. As soon as I saw a maggie noodle bar, I headed straight to it. There was a little girl, must be in her late teens working there preparing noodles for all the customers. The queue for the noodles was quite long and she was the only person billing and preparing food. I could see most of the customers getting annoyed and a few even left hungry, without grabbing their food. But the girl was undeterred by any of these and was in her own lost world, with a rueful face. Clearly, she didn’t like her job and god knows what she is going through. But in all her despair she is also putting so many hungry people in difficulty.
I don’t judge or conclude if her actions are right or wrong. However, I could for sure tell that by mourning over a difficult situation isn’t going to change things for her. Neither the negative energy that she surrounds herself with is going to appease her.
Most of us, during our difficult situations, behave similarly. We hide in a cocoon. Not only are we getting depressed but we hinder others and the harmony that exists within our family, work or anywhere we are related to.
When we start paying attention to simple things and enjoy these simple little things, value others time and presence, I honestly believe we will feel a lot better. And the positive vibe could even help us flip our present problems.
‘ No matter what you say you want, if you’ve got an underlying subconscious belief that it’s going to cause you pain or isn’t available to you, you won’t let yourself have it ‘