there was a man on telly tonight. he lost his sight, and some close friends in an explosion in afgahnistan. he lost his dream job in the army. he never considered being anything else.
some people would consider him cursed.
three weeks ago he bacame a father, and tonight he ran with the olympic torch, taking it on the ferry across the mersey.
How does he cope? he was asked. "i'm just a scouser" he replied.
He basically has the resilliance to take shit as it happens. Other people, like you, are fragile and when shit happens, find it really hard to cope. You are not cursed.
much of your pain comes from the fear of the worst happening rather than the actual event. You need help to replace the fear of the worst happening with the understanding of what the most likely thing is to happen. You can practice this in small steps, for example, worrying about the post the postman brings, will it be a letter removing your benefits, a huge water rates bill 15 times its usual amount, a letter from someone you didnt want. These are unlikely, benefits are rarely stopped without a reason, water rates are similar with maybe a small increase each year, the usual post might be a bank statement, appointment letters or fliers offering virgin tv at a special rate.
you are not cursed at all, just needing help to develop resilience.
I'm not mad, I'm furious
When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty