Do we turn the other cheek or run away when it comes to problems that need sorting out, or as your feelings change, do you begin to throw doubt on your abilities? We know what we need to deal with, we can see it, but uncertainty stops us from working through it.
But running away or turning the other cheek doesn’t solve anything. And although problems may make us panic where we wouldn’t otherwise panic, where problems may make us confused where we wouldn’t otherwise be confused, it’s easy to see why those things can make us feel out of our depth and control.
When we’re out of control, it’s easy to lose sight, so we turn the other cheek in the hope that our problems will go away or magically right themselves. But running away can only set us up to fail. Running magnifies our problems even more. Where we go, our problems go with us.
We learn new strategies when we work through problems, we may even find solutions in the process. The process helps us find acceptance and helps us change.
We sadly can’t run away from life or problems, and must learn to deal with both.