Lately I’ve been getting more and more stories along the lines of “I know what causes my apathy, but there’s nothing I can do about it.” What’s surprising is that I don’t sense any bitterness in these messages, nor any kind of real effort to figure out how to change. It sounds more like issuing a challenge. An assertion of their uniqueness, because obviously no one else understands the reasons for their suffering (yeah, right), whereas they understand their own problems perfectly.
We experience suffering or dissatisfaction when we lack something that we feel entitled to.
“How can I be happy without love? Or without children?”, a girl might say to herself, justifying the internal chaos she feels in her relentless pursuit of a man.
“How can I be satisfied without material things, such as a car or a house?” wonders the man who saves every penny as his credit card bills go up.
How do we go about creating ourselves when it comes to relationships? Starting over yet again? Today´s article is on the topic of romantic relationships.
The way to make friends with yourself, to get into good physical shape, and to make money doing what you love is no secret. In the words of Richard Branson:
Screw it, let´s do it!
When I say “people intent on change”, I mean people who are genuinely willing to take matters into their own hands. People who are willing to make conscious changes in their lives and take control of the changing process, rather than becoming overwhelmed, then surprised when they find that they lack the necessary strength or energy.