Denying what is

Accepting what is sounds easy, but we are conditioned to want a different outcome to anything we do not like.

Our ego does not want to see or hear anything that doesn’t fit the story or if it feels like we are to blame.

The culture of blaming comes from the individual and collective egos and there wish not to be at fault.

If we can remove our ego from the situation, not look for blame, if we can silence our mind and its negative thoughts, then we can find accepting what has happened, and realising that what is, is always what is. It has already happened and wanting a different moment is, of course, completely futile.

Once we can get to the stage of accepting that everything that has occurred, has occurred, and we can not alter it, then we can focus on now and moving on, letting go and looking at how to deal with the reality of now.

Resisting creates fear that then leads to other emotions, pain and suffering. Inner peace is never achievable all the time we deny this present moment.

Letting go brings peace within and then we react from our true essence to things, from our soul, rather than from the mind, its ego and fears. We avoid becoming our emotions and reactions.

Everything is, as it is always, move on and enjoy now with peace within.

Sustainable joy

To find what brings us lasting joy in our soul, versus the ‘normal’ pursuit of short-term happiness hits of instant-gratification, takes time and patience.

It also takes sacrificing the short-term happiness hits and building a practice of being present in this moment as often as possible.

This moment is where we find sustainable joy.