“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle ~
Feeling sorry for yourself as a temporary action can be comforting because it soothes the ache of sadness and fear that you are trying to escape. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t work so well.
I have found that it is better not to try to have someone comfort me because it doesn’t end up feeling very comforting and usually people just get aggravated.
You may actually have legitimate reasons to feel self-sorrow, but remaining in that helpless state does not provide a solution nor lead to happiness. Wallow for awhile if you must and then get up, dry your tears and realize that you are NOT helpless. You can always make choices. Maybe all the choices stink right now, but the tides of the ocean will change and it won’t always be the way it is right now.
Believe me…I’m now at the place where I feel like I don’t have very much of a choice. Lots of people are feeling this same way.
We do not have to let our thoughts torment us. The sun is going to shine tomorrow and then it will set again. Don’t let self-pity rob you of life. This day is another day to enjoy and get it right. Self-pity is your enemy. Get rid of self-pity and the things that are causing you unhappiness so that you can enjoy the day.
“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu ~