In today's world, it's all too easy to become overwhelmed by the incessant negativity that surrounds us, threatening to seep into our minds and dictate our daily lives.
With wars raging, politics dominating headlines, and mass shootings shaking our communities, it's a formidable challenge not to succumb to the darkness. Yet, even in the face of such external chaos, we wield the formidable power to take control of our own minds.
Recently, I posted a reel, a humble reminder to "stop being comfortable in your misery." In response, a woman's comment struck a chord, igniting a profound conversation. Her words, while reflecting the unsettling realities of the world, have prompted us to dive deeper into the concept of maintaining inner peace.
Her comment in response to the reel was:
“Thanks for taking the time Zach I am aware of all of that and do work my best, there's still the outside environment which equates to 57% environment 43% yourself and it's a shifting baseline that has got worse forming part of the waste culture of current economic system, there is an alternative economic system that is not so wasteful of effort and all else yet they refuse to choose it and instead choose 'death cults' which is intergenerational that both hinders in extremis efforts but is also an inspiration to change things and as currently stands that they throw those in jail who wish to change things and as resources are still geared to this system instead of change, one also has to work to find resources and that does not merely rely on one's own mindset. But I thank you for your care and wish you the same.”
The reality is, we're not isolated from our environment; it plays a significant role in our lives. However, we also have a say in how we navigate this external world. It's not an all-or-nothing equation. Recognizing that our mindset influences our experience is a crucial step.
Then I said:
"We are only responsible for our peace inside ourselves. Breathe, meditate, release."
Amidst external chaos, we hold the power to maintain our inner peace. Through practices like breathing, meditation, and letting go, we can regain control of our emotional state. This doesn't mean being indifferent but rather becoming an observer of the chaos without letting it consume us.
I also said:
"Let's stop focusing on what we are not in control of and start focusing on what we are in control of."
By shifting our focus, we can direct our energy toward the aspects of life we can influence. This mindset empowers us to make positive changes and embrace our agency, even in the face of external challenges.
"The world is changed by entrepreneurs, for the better and for the worse. You can be one who is for the better and turn a profit in the process."
Entrepreneurs are catalysts for change, and they have the potential to shape the world. Embracing a mindset of positive change, even within the realm of entrepreneurship, can lead to both personal growth and the betterment of society.
I finished the response with:
"We have to accept the dark in order to have the light."
The world is a tapestry of contrasts, and embracing this duality allows us to appreciate the light and acknowledge the dark. It's the acceptance of this balance that empowers us to create positive change.
We have to recognize that, while external factors undeniably influence our lives, we possess the ultimate authority over our minds. By exercising this control, we can safeguard our inner peace and defy the chaos that seeks to consume us.