“Remember, FEAR narrows the eyes of the mind!”
The well respected, relationships expert, and bestselling author, Doctor Harriet Lerner, a staff psychologist of the Menninger clinic in the U.S. had this to say recently,
“The current Coronavirus crisis is not the only stressor most of us are dealing with, If your dog just died, you lack economic resources or necessary social services or your partner is leaving you — Well, the current world crisis will obviously hit you harder than if everything in your life was otherwise moving along swimmingly.”
It is normal, she says, to feel overwhelmed but what we should avoid, is labeling ourselves as “weak” or comparing ourselves to others. Everyone, at every given moment, is confronting challenges we may not even vaguely recognize, let alone understand.
Do you agree with this statement?
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I totally know what she is saying and I remind myself constantly. When I get stressed and when things do not go well I stop and say to myself Look this shall pass and you’ll be all right but there are people in the world who are so much worse off than you and they will not be all right so forget it don’t stress it and move on to the next things
That’s it in a nutshell. Even Jesus could not save everyone, at one point he said, the sick and afflicted will be with us always. He was not being defeatist, he was just stating that it is a fact of life.
I agree with this statement ..
Thank you Elenka, I believe itis a time of quiet inward reflection and a chance to really reach out to one another, and not to blame anyone. ????
I’d have to agree with what you have said.
Thank you, Maria, I believe that in spite of our inherent differences, we should reach out to everyone in love. Thank you for commenting, I will reciprocate asap. S-L-O-W Internet, sorry ???
I think i have to agree with you
Hello Witty, nice to see you, my friend. Thanks for commenting. I will reciprocate.
I agree with her statement. We should live as defeated.
Hello Introvert, sorry, live as whom, do you mean?!
Do you mean, Doctor Lerner?
Yes, I agree with the doctor’s statement. Each one of us goes through challenges that some may not recognise or understand.
I am sorry for the error. I meant we should not leave as defeated.