Inner peace for me is so beautiful and relaxing. But at the same time, it is still unfamiliar to me sometimes. Whenever a situation happens, and I do not get overly upset like I used to, I begin to question if I am suppressing any of my emotions. I begin to wonder if I am in a state of denial. In the past, minor things would get my very upset. Now when those things happen, I don’t get upset most of the time. When major things happen, there are times when I do get upset, angry, and/or cry but most times I am pretty calm about it. If I do get upset, I realize that it does not last as long as it used to stay upset about something in the past. After a while the feelings melt away, sometimes with the use of coping mechanisms and self-care. There times when they melt away by themselves. There are times when I laugh at certain situations. I realized that laughing helps to keep me calm and gives me a few seconds to think before I react.
Since I am still getting used to being less reactive and inner peace, I am always checking in with myself when situations occur that I do not get overly upset about. I say things to myself in the mirror like, “Are you sure you are okay?” “It is okay to be upset and cry. Your emotions are valid you don’t have to hide them.” I usually talk out the situation with myself to make sure that my brain is fully aware of the details, just in case I unconsciously packed anything away. Even after talking about it, I still feel calm and collected. Sometimes I really amazed with myself because I think back to a couple of years ago and just know that my reaction would have been different. Even though I am still working on inner peace, I am surprised I came this far. The idea of being zen seemed so unattainable to me a couple of years ago, but now I am excited to see how far I go in the future.
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