by Mary De Angelis
You are the problem.
If there is a problem, it is the same old problem.
Since it is the same old problem, there is no problem.
Wash rinse repeat.
MHO certain things are a problem that will never go away. Those fall under the category things I cannot change per the Serenity Prayer. The things I can change? May contribute to my self-soothing strategy and temporarily comfort me in this life of “provisional existence of unknown limit.” But the old problems and inconveniences remain throughout life because what happened happened and I have flashbacks from PTSD. So be it!
Anyhoo I like these quotes from Viktor Frankl:
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” “Everything can be taken from one but this thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”