Difficult Situations and Hardship


This week we will have a look at difficult situations and how to deal with them. What to do when the mind worries day and night? What to do when there’s no way out? Many friends find themselves stuck at some point in their life. Tragedy strikes, friends leave, we loose jobs or have to endure a financial breakdown. Sometimes we are held back by ill health or have to keep up with other obstacles and challenges.

In short: Life is not always easygoing. Wouldn’t it help immensely if we knew what to do mentally in these difficult times? What is it that gets us through the tough times and how can we prepare for them? That’s what I will cover in this collection. I really hope that it helps you – at least a tiny bit. If you leave this site feeling more refreshed and inspired, do let me know in the comments below. Now, let’s get started!

Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings

Here we list our two recordings from last week’s classes. The classes are held every week at the Phuket Meditation Center and are for free. Everyone is welcome to join! You can find out more about the free sessions on this page: Free Meditation Classes. We hope to see you soon 🙂

EPISODE 149: When Nothing Works

This is the end of all doing. You have tried every single way imaginable and nothing seems to work? Your mind is spiraling out of control into a deep, dark hole of “Oh My God – This is Going to be difficult!” In this teaching I will discuss what to do when there’s no more doing left. We cover Surrender, Silence and Intuition.

EPISODE 150: How to Deal with Worrying

What to do when worrying takes over? Sometimes it’s not just worrying but we start to catastrophize – imagine wild crazy scenarios of what might go terribly wrong. WHAT IFS, COULDS and WOULDS take over and drive us crazy. Just imagine you could actually deal with this relatively useless state of worrying…

Blog: How to Deal with Worrying

Blog - How to Deal with Worrying

Sometimes our mind will play through negative and terrifying scenarios and we get paralyzed by worrying, catastrophizing and fear. It is a fact that these states are not helpful when it comes to moving on and finding creative solutions. The function of worry and anxiety is to keep itself alive and give us an unhealthy direction in life. That’s why I have decided to write this article in which I will discuss a few ways that will help you to deal with the dark side of hope.

Video: When There’s No Way Out

On our Youtube Channel, we invite you to have a look at what we do, enjoy our tutorials, ask questions and receive answers. Let us take you by the hand and introduce you to our little meditation channel. That’s where you can find lots of meditation tutorials and meditation teachings on video. Here you can stay in touch with us even after your retreat has finished. We look forward to see you there very soon 🙂

We hope that this little summary helps you with your studies and your meditation practice. Let us know down in the comment section below if you need anything – we are always ready to do our best in order to help you with your practice. We send you much love from Phuket and hope to see you (again) at one of our events soon.

Tobi Warzinek

About The Author

Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years. You can connect with Tobi on his page or on facebook.

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2 thoughts on “Difficult Situations and Hardship”

  1. Thanks Toby!! This came a great time – found myself playing the same story on repeat now for the past couple of days… really great reminder to not empower the stories and loved the suggestion re: reflecting back on what the optimal solution would be. Hope you’re well (er, I mean I hope you “are”)

    • Thanks Farhaz, I am well 🙂 I hope you are too! Yes, that’s where it’s at. Not giving power to the horror-stories. After all, anything could happen, so why pick only negative options, right? 😀


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