Take responsibility for your inner state.
Taking responsibility for your inner state at any given moment frees you from unconsciously encouraging negative states. Your entire personal history, a bundle of thoughts and emotions, no longer forms the basis for your sense of identity. You are the light of presence, the awareness that is before and deeper than any thoughts and emotions.
- Ask yourself, “Is there negativity in me at this moment?”
Watch for discontent, feelings of being ‘fed up,’ and for thoughts that appear to justify or explain this unhappiness but in reality cause it.
- Become the awareness of these thoughts, emotions, and reactions
- Take responsibility for your inner state. Accept the thoughts, and let them go.
Don’t buy into the drama; let it pass through you.