Don’t get lost in what is apparent in front of you. You must be cognizant that there are more things that happen than your rational mind can imagine. Just reflect on something bad that may have happened in your past. At the time, you could not imagine any good to come out of it. But much later, you saw the wisdom in what happened and how you learned from that messy experience and hopefully became better, not bitter.
Be also wise and watch your thoughts like a hawk. Like a soaring ever watchful hawk, monitor over your thoughts, and beware when they go astray, because as we discussed before, your thoughts color how you see the world and every situation you encounter. Your thoughts expand, because your brain spins thoughts on replay, over and over. For example, you cannot be angry without first having an angry thought, just like you can’t have a stomach ache without first having a stomach. Without that angry “thought”, you cannot become angry, because a thought has to precede a feeling. It is like planting seeds. You cannot see a weed without its seed first being planted.
So be ever mindful of what you think about. Try hard to control your thoughts if you find yourself in a terrible or difficult moment. Your thoughts do repeat and expand, and so be very careful that they will not expand into a negative spiral. It is best to stay neutral and think less both about a terrible moment or a joyful moment. Sometimes, being successful is just being able to drive along a road without thought, not knowing why you chose that particular road, nor worrying about where it is leading. Beware your moods because your moods create beauty and ugliness, happiness and sadness. If you are in a good mood, most “bad” things are not seen as an emergency. But if you are in a bad mood, then all of life appears to be an emergency.