"It's like a jungle out there it makes me wonder how I keep from going under" (It's like a jungle out there and it makes me wonder how I manage not to sink). It is a phrase from an old song in rap mode of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five that I remember often, and now more than ever. As we continue to enter work and family life after the holidays, the more I feel threatened by everything that happens around me and the more I wonder how I can face the threats of the modern world.
The crowded city, traffic, cars that cut me and sneak into the junctions on the highway while I wait patiently, car horns on weekends cutting the streets for popular races, waiting times in an overloaded public transport (Today in the newspaper citizens have protested the high density in the subway), angry people because they simply do not have time to do what they should or what they want. And this without counting the daily problems with colleagues with whom we get along badly or worse, family members who do not do what we would like them to do, bosses and managers who do not listen to us ... the normal conflicts in everyone's life.
If there is a jungle out there and we must learn to fight in it. We cannot all leave the city and change the situation, and when the situation is what it is, we can only control and act on what we do, think and sometimes what we feel. Since Healthy work We want to remind you that when something cannot be changed we must accept it and seek peace, something that we can find within ourselves. While the jungle stalks us, within ourselves we can find a haven of peace. Something that religions have always known. It has to do with peace and with values and beliefs. Perhaps we can find it in mindfulness practice, perhaps in a walk in the country, perhaps in some prayer, perhaps in a book or song. Curiously, creativity and ingenuity also arise from these moments, and sometimes, sometimes we can change something of what surrounds us.