There is so much potential that’s inherent in neutrality.
The ability to objectively view something from a totally detached, unbiased vantage point lets us observe nuances and truths that are quite literally invisible to those who jump to polarities or who want to take sides.
Veering from neutrality distracts you from the truth.
Non-reaction is also a powerful position to train your mind to default into.
There’s a difference between responding and reacting — we want to respond, not react. Reactivity is often uncalculated and spurred by others. Responding puts choice and control back in our hands.
Enlightened masters like the Buddha lived in total non-reaction and neutrality. They understood that more of the picture could be seen when they sat right in the center.
Masters like Gandhi also intimately understood the energetics of non-reaction — of non-violence. He knew that resistance in any form only perpetuates the very thing one does not desire. Fighting this, the war on that, protests, wars, so on and so forth — they all stir up energies around the issue(s) at hand much like a fire only gains momentum the more wood you throw on it.
Buddha, Gandhi, and MLK — whose life we recognize this coming Monday — were spiritual masters who harnessed and taught peace not through inciting more unrest but by a constant demonstration of what peace looks, feels, and acts like.
Energy goes where attention flows.
The quickest way to effectively dispel unwanted narratives — especially those running in the background layer of your life (e.g., on the global stage) — is to remove the charge powering their continuation: our collective attention.
Yours in service,
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