Merriam Webster defines frustration as ‘a feeling of annoyance or anger.’
Frustration has led to suicide, chronic depression, drug addiction, and many other mental illnesses. For this reason, most people are trying to end their frustrations. However, their efforts are futile because they try to eliminate this emotion by dealing with its symptoms instead of the root causes.
People will successfully treat frustration only if they know its primary causes.
I believe the following 5 factors are the main sources of frustration, and dealing with them can help eliminate this negative emotion.
Here are they:
Frustration is caused by –
- Failing to Achieve our Goals/Dreams.
Most of us are frustrated because we are not where we expected to be. We thought we would achieve some of our biggest goals when we reach a certain age. However, when we reached that age, we realized that we are far away from accomplishing our dreams/goals.
Failing to achieve your goals doesn’t imply that you will never achieve them. Therefore, don’t get frustrated, and don’t give up. Instead, keep working and believing, and you might end up getting more than what you wanted. The universe works in a strange but awesome way. It might prevent you from getting whatever you want despite working hard so that you work harder and get more than enough.
- Failing to Accept That Some Things Are Beyond Our Control
Epictetus once said, ‘Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: some things are within our control and others are not.’ Most of us get frustrated because we try to control the uncontrollable. We try to control politics, aging, the future, the weather, and many other uncontrollable factors, and we get angry when we realize that we can’t control them.
Realize that frustration won’t fix anything and that it’s almost impossible for an individual who knows the difference between the controllable and uncontrollable to be frustrated.
- Failure to Accept that Life is Full of Disappointments
We get frustrated by life’s disappointments because we don’t embrace the fact that disappointments are part of life, and that everyone experiences them. Although the sizes of our disappointments differ, all of us experience them, and some get frustrated while others don’t because they understand that disappointments are inevitable, but misery is optional.
Prepare yourself mentally for disappointments by knowing that they are natural and unavoidable. Also, know that you have the power to overcome disappointment. Lastly, realize that those who prepare for disappointment seldom get frustrated.
- Not Accepting yourself
Today, many people are frustrated because they hate their bodies, looks, their financial status, and many other factors about themselves.
Learn to focus on the positive side of your life, and know that you can change everything about yourself if you commit to making a change.
- Not Accepting People as They Are.
Another main source of frustration is that we fail to accept that not everybody will be the way we want them to be. To enjoy life, we have to be who we are. Therefore, we have to let people be who they want to be. You become frustrated if you try to force people to behave the way you want them to behave because they will never do so. They might try, but they will eventually fail because everybody wants to be him/herself.
Learn to accept people as they are.
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The Top 6 Powerful Meditations of the Unbounded Thinker
I love spending my time meditating on life, and I often note down the thoughts that pop into my mind while meditating. Today, I’ll welcome you into my meditations by sharing some of these thoughts with you.
1.Meditations on Thoughts
The first thing that created everything was thought. Creation could not have happened without the ability to think. Our thoughts can thus create worlds, and we should master them to ensure they only create good worlds for us.
2.Meditations on Infinite Intelligence/God as Our Father and Mother
As the mother, she is constantly providing all creatures with everything they need to survive, and as a father, he hardens all creatures by giving them challenging situations that force them to grow into their full potential.
3.Meditations on Suffering
We suffer not because of our experiences but because of our thoughts regarding our experiences. A thoughtless person – if he exists – seldom suffers because he focuses on the awareness of the experience instead of what he wants or doesn’t want about the experience.
4.Meditations on The Lack of Inner Peace
We seldom attain inner peace because we are always thinking about the future. We never relax and focus on the now. When we focus on the now, we’ll attain inner peace because the present moment is always okay.
5.Meditations on the Intuition
Ancient folks knew many things without researching. They knew about poisonous, medicinal, and edible plants. They knew about the stars, energy fields, the third eye, how our emotions affect the body, and so on.
Their primary source of knowledge was their intuition. We, the modern people, have lost our intuitive powers because we over-focus on acquiring material possessions. This focus results in attachment to our possessions hence causing emotions, such as fear and worry, which suppress our intuitive abilities.
6. Meditations on Our Short Term Existence on Planet Earth and What We Must do About It
I just realized that time is flying. Soon we’ll all leave the earth and allow other souls to experience the physical universe. Soon, our bodies we’ll decay, and we’ll be bones. We’ll be gone forever, and we’ll never experience our current life form again.
For this reason, we must appreciate all our moments and everyone in our lives. As well, we must use the only opportunity we have to exploit our physical powers and live to our full potential.
These are some of the things I often think about when I am alone. I believe deep thinking is more reliable in providing us with enlightening knowledge than reading books written by mainstream historians, scientists, and philosophers, whose main aim is to drown us into delusions and prevent us from knowing the TRUTH.
The Statistics of the Dead and Why I Choose to be Grateful
If more than 150,000 people die every month, and today none of your friends or family members is dead, then you have a big reason to smile.’ – Sadhguru, Indian Mystic.
Before falling in love with esoteric philosophy, I used to be sad and angry about nothing. My focus on material possessions and the social status prevented me from noticing the infinite blessings I had.
I worried about not having more possessions than my friends, and I was angry at life because some people – who I thought were happy – despised me. This crap ended after I stumbled upon the above quote, meditated on it, and researched about the world’s death rates.
I discovered that more than 2,000 people die every day in car crashes, and about 1 million people die in road crashes every year. Besides car crashes, more than 2.5 million people die from diseases every year, and in total, about 40 million people die every year.
Moreover, I realized that the world has lost about 30 million people from January 1st, 2019 to July 15th, 2019.
These statistics enlightened me that more than 5,000 people die every day, and therefore, more than 10,000 people mourn every day. It then dawned on me that I am a blessed person who must be happy every day because all my family members are alive.
Again, the death statistics reminded me of how stupid I had been: I always worried about lacking replaceable material possessions instead of being thankful that the most precious people in my life were alive. People who are more willing to help me than the rest of the world
I thus shifted my focus from worry to being grateful for the amazing irreplaceable people I had; the only magnificent beings who can go out of their way to help me.
For this reason, I smile every day when I wake up in the morning and fail to receive death news about my family members. I know I will lose my loved ones one day, but in this period that they are alive, I know I have a BIG reason to be happy and thankful for the mysterious grace that keeps them alive.
May the Infinite Intelligence bless all your family members, and enlighten you about their importance in your life so that you love and be grateful for them.
May Peace of Mind be With You.
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