Time to think…about shock and facing danger

“Once your mind has been shocked – once it gets in the habit of blind panic – it can’t provide for its own safety. For it doesn’t really avoid danger, it just runs away. Yet we are exposed to greater danger with our backs turned.” Seneca, Moral Letters.

At some point we need to stop and face our troubles and put them into perspective. Even under extreme stress, some things are more stressful than others, yet we label all things with the same intensity – something to panic about. Panic less and you are by logic being a little calmer. What is it about the less challenging situations that you are able to cope with – more or less? Continue developing those coping techniques and you’ll no longer feel so strong a need to turn and run.