Some of us, we might be extremely angry and overreact when we see “unfair” things happen around us even though when we are flip through newspaper or reading online news or watching news.
We are causing emotional turmoil to ourselves and start to scold, to curse the people who are doing unfair or unwholesome action. We are always blaming others for causing suffering and unhappiness to our life. We might totally forget who are the one bring in all news and info in your life, if you yourself not permitted it, how can this be happened? Why should we feed emotional poison to ourselves?
Sometimes, we might be fearful, frightening or worries when we looked at the external environment which full of negativity and also bad news. We seem like lost of hopes and no light for tomorrow. Who is allowing the external environment bring impact or negative emotions to our life?
Recently, I heard a very good teaching, One of the Bodhisattva, His vow is to fix all potholes on the road. Buddha sharing with him that, ” This action is impossible as today you fix one pothole and immediately, there is another pothole awaiting for you. Most important, you need to “fix” your mind, When your mind is peace and calm, you can enjoy total “stillness”.
Think about it! When your mind is in stillness, you are not able to be influenced by external environment. No one and nothing can effect your tranquility except you, yourself.
You are the master of your life!
Always look inward instead of look outward!