How do we deal with this? With everything that’s going wrong, it’s as if every member of humanity has been put under a curse that refuses to leave us alone. It’s painful to wake up every morning and be bombarded with crisis after crisis. What do we have to do to cope? How can we make it go away?
Unfortunately, there’s no right answer to that question.
And me especially, I cannot give you that answer. Only you know yourself best, only you can figure out what works best for you.
So what can I offer you?
Things that we forget, understandably, and things we have to remember, especially now.
The first reality is that humans were assembled to adapt and to change accordingly to a changing environment. The human race has a remarkable talent to alter itself nearly at will- from a fluctuating body mass to varying levels of flexibility and strength. The human body and mind innately evolve depending on the sort of initiative taken. That means essentially, we change ourselves in order to make our lives easier. This sort of adaptation is perhaps a lengthy process but it indefinitely occurs. Whatever foreign and unexpected circumstance you are enduring as of now will be just an old obstacle in the future.
The second reality is that humans are persevering in nature. This phenomenon is called the Hedonistic Treadmill. Essentially, it states that when major events occur, either positive or negative, humans will relatively quickly regain their normal sustained levels of happiness. In other words, humans are brilliant at recovery. The pain that most of us are tolerating right now is temporary. As cliche as it sounds, things will improve, either with our environment changing or ourselves. Nothing painful is eternal.
The third reality is that humans are naturally gifted to deal with so many problems that overwhelm us. Each of us possess our own desires, skills, communications and needs. Some of us require a routine to feel in control. Others need to schedule blocks of time to relinquish that control. As unique, individual beings, we have our own methods and special ways of getting through absolutely anything. All of us are in essence, an unstoppable force. It is embedded in our psyche to heal.