S:1311 Quote: Upset

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)


“All upset exists in you, not in reality. You can underline the word all. All of it. All of it. All of it. All upset is in you, not in life. Not in reality. Not in the world. It’s in you.”

Anthony de Mello


Coaching Point: Seems pretty emphatic, doesn’t he?

The quote is from a longer treatise wherein he demonstrates that upset is not caused by what happens ‘out there’ it’s how we react to it ‘in here.’ All upset is a reaction.

That’s good news because when (not if, when) you find yourself being upset you only have to look within to see why you are reacting the way you are. Good news because it’s a lot easier to change your reaction than it is to change ‘out there.’

Is anything going on in your life right now which appears to be upsetting you?



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