I recently came across an inspiring quote by T T Rangarajan. It goes along these lines.
Something that I don’t want happens — when I accept it, it becomes tolerance, when I don’t, it becomes anger. Consider some examples:
|Example||If I accept it, it becomes…||If I don’t, it becomes…|
|I’m about to encounter uncertainty||… adventure||… fear|
|Someone has something I don’t, or is able to produce results I’m not able to||… inspiration||… jealousy|
|Someone has hurt me||… forgiveness||… hatred|
Any event when handled with non-acceptance becomes a negative emotion. When handled with acceptance becomes a positive emotion.
And there you go. There’s the emotional equation of life.