Why do I feel like this?

We are always looking for a reason as to why we feel a certain way. Why we are angry, sad, emotional, frustrated or whatever.

The thing is, it doesn’t matter what the reason is and when we let whatever we are feeling just be, accepting that is what is and how we are feeling in this moment, then there is no resistance, no negativity and it will soon pass or not, again it doesn’t matter. Peace comes from accepting everything that is and allowing it space to be, not fighting it within.

When we start to analyse, that is, in fact, the mind that is playing up, wanting an answer, usually so we can blame another person or something that happened as the cause of our internal state. Our internal state is always our responsibility.

Accepting how we feel now and letting it be is the best way to let go and move on and to stop suffering within. It never matters why.

Revenge…best not served at all

The mind and its fragile ego convince us of the need to take revenge for a perceived wrongdoing of another.

The mind goes into overdrive, as its ego switches between victim and punisher and concocts various schemes of how to get someone back for what they did.

The reality is, they did nothing in the first place. We did it to ourselves by choosing to allow the actions of another bother us within in the first place. If we accept internally others for what they are and for what they do, then we do not inflict inner pain upon ourselves. We are at peace with what they do or say.

Now, that does not stop us offering a different opinion outwardly, or choosing to move on or walk away from that person. But what we do is forgive them instantly by accepting them always for what they are. Then there is no suffering, and no need to exact revenge.

Revenge only leads to more suffering, and the suffering will be within us. All things are a matter of choice and how we react and choose to react has its consequences always.

It’s a choice to let go, to surrender to what is, to allow others to be and to simply move-on. There is no action to take and the consequences will be inner peace for us.