Do we turn the other cheek or run away when it comes to problems that need sorting out? As our feelings change, we begin to throw doubt on our abilities. We know what we need to deal with, we can see it, but uncertainty stops us from working through it.
Running away or turning the other cheek doesn’t solve anything. Problems make us panic where we wouldn’t otherwise panic; problems make us confused where we wouldn’t otherwise be confused. Problems can scare us into an oblivion, which can make us feel out of control and out of our depth.
When we’re out of control, we may begin to lose sight of what we know we can do, so we turn the other cheek in the hope that our problems will rectify themselves or go away. Running away emotionally sets a precedent for us to fail. It only serves to magnify our problems even more. Where we go, our problems go.
Being able to problem solve helps us learn new strategies, so that we can find new solutions and even if we cannot find new complete solutions, the process helps us accept compromise and change.
We cannot run away from life or our problems associated with both, we must learn to deal with both.