“Crisis: disaster or opportunity?”
A crisis is any event that is, or expected to lead to, an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual or even the whole family. A crisis is a turning point to everyone’s life. One must be resourceful and find new ways to deal with the “disastrous” situation. But is it really only a negative thing?
Being in a crisis is a strenuous situation that makes you see only the dark side of things. When, for example, you lose your job, you are concerned about finding a new one, especially with such a bad economy, or maybe when you decide to separate from your spouse, you might think that you are a failure or feel unable to find the strength to start a new life. Even though it is natural to feel this way, you also have the choice to either see the negative or the potential positive side of things. For example, losing your job may mean loss of salary, but may also mean a new beginning, a chance to pursue the job that you always wanted. Separating from your spouse is difficult, but at the same time, puts an end to an unhappy and painful relationship/marriage that was making you only miserable. The Chinese have a very interesting philosophy that is called Yin Yang. Yin and Yang are complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system. Everything has both yin and yang aspects (meaning that everything has a good and a bad side) in order to sustain balance. So whenever we have to deal with a crisis, we have to keep in mind that there is always a “light at the end of the tunnel”.
Life is like a coin. It has two sides, the bright side and the dark side, and it is up to us to choose with which one we want to live our lives by.