One of the interesting paradoxes

This has been happening quite frequently with me and thought I’ll share it with you so may be you will give it a shot as well:

Anytime something happens that triggers you and hurts your self-cherishing ego (the “I”), if you choose to NOT react instantaneously,


Respond thoughtfully by dealing with your unpleasant feelings in a more compassionate way, the universe rewards you with the prize (self-confidence and resilience) but

also comes with a surprising bonus that is a new way out of the problem that was bothering you;

In Marcus Aurelius’ words:

“You have to assemble your life yourself...If you accept the obstacle and work with what you’re given, an alternative will present itself—another piece of what you’re trying to assemble.”