It starts in the heart, but like a cancerous cell, soon it’s growing everywhere. The cancer that infects you cannot be controlled with the mind.
The expectation that you’ll never get pulled into the trance of reactivity is a high standard that isn’t realistic. You might have better luck with a human standard.
We cannot attain freedom through pursuit or acquisition. Freedom is attained only through letting go. The first step to is to take an honest look and acknowledge what’s in the way.
There is a glaring omission in the freedoms we embrace. It is a freedom that is so basic, so essential to a meaningful life, that it never had to be explicitly granted. No laws prohibit it.
Negative energy from the past can keep us stuck. To move forward, we must clear the path from our past through acknowledging, feeling, and forgiving.