When something happens that either angers us or irritates or conflicts with our values and opinions, take a moment to observe the reaction within us. We normally react without pause.
However, the instance that we pause and just observe the reaction, we realise that we are not the reaction, and we can stop ourselves from becoming the reaction. The real us is not the reaction.
Most often we do not take that moment, worth a try, worth a pause.
Change, reaction, fear, worry, love, kindness, joy, hate…the list could go on, all of it is inside us.
We decide to react or not, stay stuck in our minds or not, be our egos or not, be whatever. We decide it all. We choose to label situations with the word problem, we choose to be the emotions that are fear, worry, anger and so on. We choose to be the reaction instead of accepting what is.
We look to the exterior when all that happens in our life comes from within and within is something we control.
The answer is within us all.