Avoid overreacting and you’ll see the opportunity in every situation
Nature responds appropriately to every situation. Water will splash according to the size rock or pebble you throw into it. Animals react with the amount of aggression that is required – or they run away. We humans tend to over- or under-react. When the chips are down financially, when times are tough, one man might shake his fist at the world and fight with everything that he says is standing in his way, while another will roll over meekly and take whatever he can get.
There’s never anything wrong with the situation.
It’s just our expectations that make it appear so.
The first man is like the driver stuck in traffic who throws insults from inside the safe bubble of his car: loud, arrogant, and still in the same position when it’s all over. The second is the one who always picks a lane that turns out to be the slow lane, and offers a story as to why it’s best to stay in that chosen lane. Neither one makes a difference. The wise man calls ahead to say that he’s going to be late; he turns on the music, and navigates his way calmly, purposefully.
There’s never anything wrong with the situation. It’s just our expectations that make it appear so. It’s just the baby in us that screams, while the bottle is still a few minutes away. By letting go of panic, and by not being resigned, we open ourselves up to the sessions and opportunities that are being presented.