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.

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.