Small steps now

The struggles on the surface of our unconscious mind-controlled life of past and future are not real. Most humans for most of their existence spend their time trapped within a mind-made self, a story, created by thought. None of this thought is our actual real life that is this conscious moment, the moment that is forever now.

Yet, through our conditioning, we believe this unconscious state is real and normal.

It is in fact, insanity.

When we are fully conscious and awake, aware fully of our surroundings, our inner energy, our own breathing, our own connectedness with all that is, then the mind state dissolves, thought leaves. In this state, we do not allow our emotions and reactions to control us, we do not allow our thoughts to be energised and to be taken seriously.

We are then not likely to have hate, anger, jealousy, judgement, addictions, highs and lows, and we are likely to be still, silent and at peace.

Once we start on this path towards inner peace, then it is the beginning of the end of suffering and pain that is the mind-state. However, like all things, we have to be prepared to sacrifice, to commit to a spiritual practice, to unlearn our conditioning and to accept what is.

Small steps taken now is the path to inner peace.

Our reactions to the external world

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.