How often do we choose to sit peacefully and meditatively, and be appreciative and grateful of all that we have right now and the amazing human soul that we are?
Versus, almost every moment of every day thinking bad things about ourselves, our situation and other people.
Amazing how our life can be altered by turning things upside down. It’s a choice we can all make if we want.
How do we choose to react inside to the external world?
Well, we can accept and surrender to what is. Build no resistance or negativity to the current situation. That is an inner acceptance that does not necessarily mean we agree or like the situation we just choose not to fight it internally. We do not have to actualise this externally through actions or words. We just choose to stay calm inside.
Another option is to remove ourselves from the situation. To flee.
There is one more choice, the one that most of us seem to opt for most of the time, continue suffering from our reactions to situations. By resisting what we cannot control and is already.
We can not control the external world outside of us, therefore, when we resist what is, and put up a fight in terms of how the mind and body reacts, then that activates pain and suffering within. It is all negative energy from our thoughts, reactions and emotions.
Surrendering to what is allows us to be free of that resistant mindset and enables us to act out of intelligence and from a position of liberation and peace.
Inner peace comes from choosing to no longer suffer and remove any barriers and resistance to the external world. It is a choice we can all make and we can make it now.