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Sangfroid

How did this road change,

being suddenly a downhill?

It was an uphill a few days ago;

I was sure about it.

Oh, now I see what happened;

I was standing on the other edge.

It’s my perspective that’s different;

the road is exactly the same.

I wonder how many things in life

are exactly like that.

How many times do we see something as easy,

while we thought of it as hard in the past?

When we widen our perspective

and watch from various angles

every condition we have to face,

difficult problems “circled triangles”,

then, the whole picture becomes clearer,

and we decide based on more criteria,

instead of unconsciously focusing

on a specific area.

The automation of emotion

usually pushes to reactions

that start a domino of upheavals

and hurried catastrophic actions.

Feelings are great

and needed to all of us,

but when they are our only “counselor”

we end up turning everything to ash.

Let’s recognize what we feel

about a condition or an event,

but before deciding what to do,

let’s use our thinking to its full extent.

Observing, looking from more viewpoints,

moving around the situation,

becoming more than one person,

going beyond our usual behavior.

This widens the context

of the image we see;

the forest suddenly appears

where we used to see only a tree.

This raises clarity,

a luminous explosion in our minds,

and our decisions are born in sangfroid,

making us more effective, calm, less “blind”.

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Anthi Psomiadou — CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International : Credit must be given to the creator/ Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted/ No derivatives
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“Can’t Stand Your Now, Can’t Stand Your Future”

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(Photo by Richard Jaimes on Unsplash)

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