“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Wayne Dyer
You have probably heard others say, “It is not what happens to us but how we react that is important.” If we allow our beliefs to say, “I am a victim, and this behaviour I’m experiencing is what I expect. I don’t have any say about what happens to me. It is ordained by the Universal Intelligence that I will continue to be treated like this. It happened to my parents so therefore it will happen to me again and again. I can’t do anything to change it. This is how it is for our family,” this will become our reality. Look at my last couple of posts to remind yourself of how the universe and our brains operate.
However if we make the decision to learn where those beliefs come from and recognise that the beliefs of our ancestors don’t have to continue into the 21st century, we can start to make changes. We can choose to react differently because we have a different perspective. We can all choose to believe the scientific evidence that shows us, we can influence our future by changing our thoughts, emotions, beliefs and imagination. Start noticing, how is it I react to things that happen outside of me and how would I like to react? Find another behaviour to have on the ready, to trot out when you next get triggered. I’m not saying it is easy but anything worth doing may need the quality of persistence. We all have the ability. It all comes down to, “Do we want to change?”
Enjoy being prepared like a good boy scout!