How To Convert Your Breakdown into a Breakthrough!


All of us occasionally reach a point when “enough is enough.” At that point, you start feeling suffocated and start carrying a blank stare in your eyes while moving towards a breakdown. You are seeking advice and therapies in the hope of fixing yourself, but breakdowns are not easily fixable. What if I tell you that you do not need to fix a breakdown. And if you just shift your perspective a little, your breakdown can turn into a breakthrough.

To transform a breakdown into a breakthrough is a Buddha way of looking at realities of life. The greatest adventure of life is to go through a breakdown with a complete awareness and mindfulness. You cannot expect anything out of a breakdown; there should be no agenda attached to it.

“Real change is difficult at the beginning. Without the familiar to rely upon, you may not in as much command as you had once been. When things are not going your way, you will start doubting yourself. Stay positive, keep the faith, and keep moving forward – your breakthrough may be just around the corner.” ― Roy T. Bennett

To create a bridge between a breakdown and breakthrough requires you to take a course of witnessing yourself as an outsider. Being a witness to your existence is a Zen practice which requires one to mindfully watch their thoughts, emotions, and actions from a place of detachment. Think of breakdown as chaos, and to remove this from your mind you need a light of awareness.

Meditation is the method which will help you to go through the chaos. Observe your thoughts, and then let them go. Do not cling to any negative emotion. It is okay to wonder; however, it is not okay to live under the shadow of doubts. Clear your mind and get rid of fears.

Just like life, Breakthrough takes its own course. So be patient with yourself and stay solid. If you feel that “enough is enough,” take the risk of shattering the old patterns. Break the limitations which are preventing a free flow of your energy. In doing so, you will be amazed at the vitality and empowerment this breakthrough can bring to your life.

Remember, Thoughts are energy, so start creating a positive one! Use your energy to find a purpose; your breakdown will turn into a breakthrough!



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Jasz Gill is a contemporary writer and poet who writes about emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and compassion. She started writing a blog with Rose Colored Glasses in 2010, a self-help blog to encourage individuals in their journey towards mindfulness. Her writing style is based on turning big ideas into practical wisdom.

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7 Comment

  1. Larry Unpah says: Reply

    Amazing Post!

  2. Ted Talks says: Reply

    It’s so eye-opening, healing & freeing to have the tools to cope with harboring negative thoughts & reactions/emotions due to anxiety. In this case, I love how the suggested exercise is a lesson in mindfulness & self-care, while still encouraging compassion for others. Very insightful. Very enlightening. So many layers here, too. I enjoyed & appreciates and reread several times.

  3. William Gen says: Reply

    Very well-written. I found it very helpful

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