It is never as bad as you think!!!
What is upsetting you now, in this moment, may not at all matter when you look back at this moment in a year, or two.
And, yes, I am trying to distract myself from writing this essay on compassion. Just standing back a bit and wondering what could possibly come out of immersing myself in so much literature!!
So here is what I do know; We can look at what happens in different ways.
Perspective is important. Always!
Being compassionate to ourselves can help us hold lightly what may seem difficult, even intolerable.
There lies freedom.
I guess I may be a bit biased...I have been inspired by Viktor Frankl for a long long time. If you haven't read this book, do! Man's Search for Meaning “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”