02 Feb Using Zen to cope with every day problems
Not all problems are HUGE.
But that doesn’t mean their insignificant.
And for some of us who’re lucky to live relatively good lives, it’s those pesky day-t0-day problems that cause us the most unhappiness.
It goes without saying, then, that to enjoy more happiness it would be helpful to cope better with those small but unsettling every day problems. And the practice of Zen would definitely be a good place to start…
via Pick The Brain by Carlos Coto
People usually have trouble responding and coping with every day problems. For a long time, I, myself, had trouble with my daily “problems”….
Why? Because we tend to react the same way every time. Our brain is lazy when it comes to problem solving. It has a “tried” response, that is usually easy to implement, and fast, you don´t even need to think, you just react to a stimulus.
For a lot of people this “tried and easy response” is anger. They react with anger to everything and everyone, and the reaction is an impulsive reaction, because there is no thought involved, just an emotions.
But, there is another type of response, a “more elaborate and custom response” to each situation that we have, we could create a new reaction in that instant. A response that requires our brain to take action “thinking”, and not just reacting…
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