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.

When we are ready

The obvious can be staring us in the face, everything can point to the change, we know it deep down, others whose guidance we trust can tell us and yet we stay stuck.

We can only move forward when we are ready to and when we accept what is and let go.

This can be frustrating for the onlooking well-intended advisors, but it is not up to them. Change is an inside job where we need to be willing to let go of the pain, of being a victim, to let go of the reasons not to, to be at peace and relieve the pressure to match the invented self-image in the mind.

When we accept we are worthy no matter what and when we come from a place of acceptance and peace we will have clearer, focused and growth mindset.

We just need to accept then we will be ready to change.