Reactor or Creator?

Do you react to things you experience and that is your action, or do you take action and create the life you want?

The Reactor-Type

I got up this morning and as soon as I stepped out of bed I stumped my toe, and fell into the nightstand bruising my leg. It hurt so bad. Everything spiraled from there as I prepared to go to the job I hate just so I can sit and listen to all of the problems of the delinquent occupying the cubicle next to me. He always looks at me like my fly is open. Every time I see him, I want to scream, "Brush your teeth!" He is such a loser.

The Creator Type

I woke this morning from a great night's sleep. As I got out of bed I stumped my toe and then I fell into the nightstand and really whacked my leg. If I didn't know better, I would swear someone moved that thing while I slept... lol. I couldn't wait to get to work so I quickly ignored the pounding in my toe, and just like that I forgot all about the event. I was in a particular hurry to get to work today. You see, there's this new kid in the cubicle next to me. He has had a rough time of it lately, but I really listen to him and we seem to be connecting in some way. He must know that I am being honest in trying to help him. Every time I see him I want to hug him and assure him that all is well. He's such a great kid.

Which Type Am I?

Do I understand the difference? Do I acknowledge that it is in the choosing that I determine whether I am the creator of my reality or the reactor to it? Either way, I choose. I am the one who makes my reality. There is no one to blame when things go bad for me. In fact, as soon as I choose to forgive the imagined offender, I realize that there was never any offense committed against me. It is always my perception.

Rearrange Your Letters

Did you notice that each type makes use of the identical letters? Reactor. Creator. When I rearrange the letters, I see that I could be either one. It is how I choose to arrange the letters that determines the word I use to describe myself. In the same way, when I choose to see the world around me in a different way, the world takes on a different look for me. I choose. It is only I. There is no one that is to blame for anything.

Realize The Truth

To quote a portion of the introduction to A Course in Miracles: "Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God."

Dear friend, put on real eyes, and real-ize the truth of our existence: We are One. We are created in the image of God to be about the business of joining in with what God is doing. And what is God doing? He is waking his children from their slumber, as we are willing, and He is showing us who we really are. (Even while we are breaking our toe.) When you get it, express it, share it. The peace of God is for all people. It is meant to be expressed. In the expressing it is shared, and in our sharing we are creating peace on earth.

One Hope -- Peace. One World -- Now. One Love -- Forever.

We can change the world if we believe that we can. Believe. Be change.

I love you. -- jb


  1. Hello Jeff!

    I ran across your blog on the Blog Catalog we both belong to. I just joined.

    I see that you get it. Not many do. Fantastic!

    Stop by and look at mine sometime if you get the chance and you'll know why I posted to yours.

    Love and peace, dude. Great blog you have here. We need more like them.

  2. I'll stop back again... I added you to my favorites.

  3. Hi St. B,

    Hope you'll stop by again. I do get it... I think.

  4. I was just browsing the internet in search of intelligent life and I stopped to say hello!
    I am also in search of few good friends ;)
    Love, Peace and Prosperity!

  5. Reaction vs creation is such an important differentiation that needs to be made & your expression of their differences alongside their similarities serves as reminder they're both within us & we have a choice to make; the choice that will affect all else, including our effect on the world.

    I can't help but be reminded of my blog post, CHOOSE choice.. http://coffeesister.net/choose-choice ..it's chock-full of quotations about choice, essentially making the point, "What we do or don’t do with our choices affects the next set of possibilities we create."

    "To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities." ~ Bruce Lee

    PS: Thanx ever so for declaring mine a blog that inspires you! ^_^

  6. Hi Buddha. Welcome to the ramblings of a man who finally sees things much the way you describe them. Nice to meet you.

    Take it easy and come see us again. -- jb

  7. Hi Dorian. Everything comes from the choice factory... we should pay more attention to the things we produce.

    I love the way you articulate the thoughts I have. Your wit is so refreshing. I love to weave a little humor in with the issues of life. Laughter is good.

    See you soon. -- jeff

  8. Hey Jeff, I just found your wonderful blog here. Thanks for putting it out there! :)

    I find the "share it" part happens automatically with no effort when the reactionary self-indulgent I is let go of. It's not really "me" sharing anything, but rather, That which is replacing me.



Have any thoughts on this post? I'd really love to hear from you. Be Peace, Make Peace -- jb