Cry on the outside

Suck it up, stiff upper lip, be strong, toughen up, be a man, harden up and so on.

A culture of believing strength is not showing emotion, not being vulnerable, a macho belief that we have to be hard as nails.

Cry on the inside and suffer from the so-called bravery.

People who choose to be really brave and open up, show their emotions, let their guard down and be vulnerable to the outside world are the ones who cry on the outside and end the suffering within.

A way to inner peace

Step back.

Let it settle.

Wait a moment.

Welcome it.

Don’t fight it.

Observe it.

Accept it.

Surrender to it.

This a way to experience inner peace for any thought or emotion that arises. We can choose to adopt this at any moment and forever.

When we fight, energise, become thoughts and/or emotions and deny what is…then pain and inner suffering come.