Asking the What, not the Why
I really liked this meditation. I found it to be both inspiring and practical.
When asking yourself the “why” of a difficult situation does not produce hope, start asking the “what”. Instead of, “why did this happen to me?” or “why is this so difficult?”, start asking what you can learn from this situation, what you can do in the here-and-now to feel better and make changes, what your strengths are and what we can gain from this difficult experience.
If your questioning is not producing hope then you are asking the wrong questions. Think of questions that yield hopeful and helpful answers. Park your mind in only the spots where there is room. You don’t try to park your car in a parking spot that another car has already taken, so what is the purpose of trying to park your mind in a question that may not produce any necessary answers?