Life is as easy or difficult as we choose it to be.
Once we realise that it is our reaction alone to what unfolds that creates our next moment, then we can choose to react in a way that doesn’t cause us suffering.
Of course, this is easy to practice when nothing is testing us and we are at peace.
However, it is all just a habit. We condition ourselves to react to others, it becomes like a repeating pattern, one reacts and then the other in a perpetual state of reactivity. This state causes us suffering.
We feel we have to react to another’s actions as the ego does not want us to appear as weak or to seen to be wrong, or lose. However, the more courageous thing to do is to be at peace no matter what. It is all about acceptance of what is and of others as they are.
Our only real life is always now in this moment and is defined by the choices we make now, react or not. When I talk about reaction, I mean the inner reaction and the thoughts and consequent emotions and chemicals in the body. Once we become more conscious and realise the situation is what it is, then we can act from a peace within, or not act, which is an option too.
It is all in our own hands, always.