Don’t hide yourself when faced with a problem. Accept it and be open about it!
At a recent event where I addressed a gathering of 150 managers and entrepreneurs, a businessman came up to me and wondered if by “being so open about my Life, by writing a Book (Fall Like A Rose Petal; Westland Books – 2014), was I not being too vulnerable”?
I told him that I don’t see anything wrong in sharing what I am going through – and what I am learning from the experience. I see no vulnerability here. In fact, I have been blessed with meeting only compassionate and kind people all my Life.
All of us have this tendency to go into hibernation when we have a problem situation. Actually, there is no problem with (anything that’s going on in) your Life. The problem is with you. And the way you are responding to Life. You can either resist or you can accept your Life for what it is. If you resist and don’t accept what is, you will feel the pain and suffer. If you accept, on the other hand, while the pain may still be there it will not cause you any suffering!
Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th Century Persian Mystic, says, “The wound is where the light enters you.” Look back at your own Life. You have evolved, and emerged stronger, only because of your wounds, your problems, your setbacks. You learn very little from success. It is failure that teaches you how to live amidst challenges, surmount them and achieve results. So, live being daring, being vulnerable, sharing and open …. You will then notice that you are soaked in abundance….This is not heart-warming philosophy. This is what Life is all about. If you have to avoid suffering and live with a sustained awareness, the only way is to accept what is, without resistance. So, be vulnerable. Let the world know that you have a problem.