“Problems generally get smaller if you turn to face them, rather than running away.”
How often do we end up running away from our problems, expecting that to fix everything?
It doesn’t have to be a physical moving away from something. More often you spot it as an avoidance strategy – pretending a problem isn’t there; avoiding someone; hoping the issue might go away.
My chiropractor used to have a poster on his therapy room wall:
What are the 6 most common words we hear from patients in pain?
“I thought it would go away.”
Funny, isn’t it, how we laugh at the ostrich, with its head in the sand. But that’s often our preferred response.
I have been reading the new book from Nelson Mandela. It contains unedited letters, notes and extracts from speeches, covering his life from childhood to the current day. There’s something about reading his words, in his own words, that makes them so much more potent.
Last night I read a story, which I would like to share with you. [Read more…] about There's No Point Trying To Run Away