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How to Bounce Back After Life’s Worst Hardships (and Come Out Even Stronger)
“Falling down” doesn’t have to wreck you. In fact, it can be the best thing that ever happened…if you let it.
If you’ve ever “gotten off track,” “fallen down,” or just simply completely “blown it” (or so it felt), you may have felt like there was no way out.
Shutting down, giving up, making big decisions based off one experience, hitting the river of denial, or quitting entirely can all sound like viable solutions when we’re in “the pit”.
(Oh, and also…sticking with it.)…
Action Plan In Time Of Grief?
When the Yaksha asked Yuddhishthir, in the Mahabharata, ‘What is the greatest wonder in the world’, Yuddhishthir answered that even though countless people die every day, humans do not accept their mortality. They live in denial of it and this is the reason why we buy real estate on fault lines, or in places with water shortage; this is the reason we are deeply shocked when we hear of death of a colleague or a close one, rather than accept it as a natural occurrence — to be anticipated.
Like the Buddha said, we will all face ‘Dukkha’, we are all mortal, and we will all experience bereavement also. We are culturally not equipped to face death. We do not allow for rational conversations on death — indeed allow no mention of it from our loved ones — and live in denial.
Sheryl Sandberg’s life changed significantly when her partner of 11 years, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a treadmill suddenly, during a vacation in Mexico…
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