Conscious action transforms victimhood into empowerment.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Observe how often you hear others complain and make a dedicated effort not to participate by purposely remaining neutral or positive. When you choose your words carefully, responding rather than reacting, you’ll discover the true meaning of empowerment.
You may find that some people become angry when you don’t enter into the story they have created. The ego always seeks to be right and wants validation from others in the vicinity. One statement that you can use is “I can understand why you see it that way.” This allows you to let the person know that they were heard without strengthening the story.
Anger solves nothing. It feeds energy into negative circumstances and strengthens them. The spiritual seeker notices anger when it arises, processes it internally by recognizing that reactivity is in play and chooses to pause, thereby creating space around the situation. These simple moments of presence and intention can transform our experience in surprising ways.