Yet, without black, no white, I guess. How coping with unpleasant, threatening, fearful situations?
A message, the transmitting of an information is enough to cause a stroke in some people….
Being aware that emotions are nothing but a current state of the “emotional body” or shade of the present being helps.
Some teachers talk about “changing the thought” or “flip-switching” in order to stop an ugly emotion to take over your overall being downwards as a result of a thought or an information.
This is how I intent to stay positive during difficult times: I know that I am not the emotion. I also allow myself to put the original problem that caused the emotion aside for a certain period of time, being confident, the problem will not run away, I will be able to take care of it in a little while…… During this time I focus on either meditation, auto-hypnosis, some relaxation technique or Walking Meditation to clear my mind. Sometimes, before voluntarily addressing the original problem, a solution comes up in my mind. The moment I allow myself to focus on relaxation, I am open for new possibilities and solutions. If I stick to fear, anger, problem-thinking, I limit possibilities for different solutions.