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Why do I react?

“It’s because it’s the easiest thing to do.

You love to react. You enjoy it. It’s part of what defines you from your own perspective. It is that which you yourselves can choose to do without choosing to do it. In other words, it is an involuntary perspective. At least that’s what you think.

And so reaction is quite easy. If someone says to you you’re the ugliest person in the world, you react. If someone says to you you’re the nicest person in the world, you react. Regardless of what the reaction is, regardless of what the intent is behind the reaction, the reaction occurs because there’s an unwillingness within yourselves to view your existence as a series of choices.

And so, you instead view it as a series of influences. This affects you. This influences you. This moves you. This changes you. This alters you. This, that, and that, but certainly not yourself [and] not your own choices. Not your own movements. And so, as a result then you look to and continue to define your existence on the basis of reactions. […]

Why is it then that when you find yourself angry, that the physicality, the emotional, and the mental reacts? Why is it that there is an action in response to, which is in effect a reaction?

What a reaction is most of all is an uncontrolled circumstance. And most individuals fear not being in control.”

– The Wonders

 

Excerpt from Series 220: The Effects Of Anger