Breakthroughs and breakdowns are different sides of the same coin.
Whenever and wherever, there is a breakdown, there is always the seed of equal or greater breakthrough waiting to sprout.
Breakdowns precede breakthroughs. And breakthroughs come after breakdowns.
We often put ourselves in situations where breakdowns can’t jump out of nowhere to harm us. We actively protect ourselves. Or, more accurately, we attempt to protect ourselves.
The universe surely has a sense of humor. Because you will encounter breakdowns, no matter the time, energy, or resources invested in their prevention. They will occur, seemingly at the least opportune moments.
And when breakdowns do arise, we usually seek comfort in addictions, be it complaining, alcohol, drugs, gambling, or anything else that might take our minds off the breakdown, even for a fleeting moment.
And the only thing to do is to be with it and remember that there is a breakthrough waiting on the other side. No need to find comfort in that thought. That’s just escapism all over. Simply be with your breakdown and don’t resist it.
And in time, no matter the extent of the breakdown, you will come to embrace it, because the size of the breakdown is foretelling the size of the breakthrough you will experience.