Monday, June 11, 2012

A Benefit of Crisis

Personal crises are always a risk to our mental health. It's a time for possible disruptions in various areas. There could be depression, frustration, or anger. Crises can affect not only the physical but also the psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual expressions of our life.

The Chinese has a word-picture for crisis. Look at the Chinese combination of lines signifying "crisis" - they indicate both "danger" and "opportunity."

Any crisis in our personal life is actually an opportunity to realize more fully the potentials of our character or personhood. With the crisis, you are now able to confront reality. To look again. To strip away habitual pretenses that have been stopping you to live in a healthy way. And to change course while you still have time left ahead of you to live it.

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