We all have the power of choice. The only action we can control in any emotionally charged situation is how we choose to ‘react’ or ‘respond’.
Our choice can affect the outcome one way or another.
When we ‘respond’ to a situation, we are consciously in our power with the intention to create positive momentum aimed at mutual understanding and satisfaction.
When we ‘react’ we tend to be out of control, defensive and combative, spiralling deeper into drama, fanning the flames of our ego.
The next time you are in a challenging situation and your ego becomes triggered by fear, and you can feel frustration, annoyance, disappointment or some other defensive emotion rising to the surface, pause.
Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you have the power to transform the energy, direction and outcome of any situation with your response.🦋
Self-forgiveness is a positive admission to ourselves that we did the best we could with the level of consciousness and understanding that we had at the time of the situation. Forgiveness brings us peace, freedom and permission to move forward in loving kindness of self and others.
Peace, one of the noblest virtues that lives within all of us … imagine how your life would transform if you decided to live your life through the spirit of Peace … one breath, one heart-beat, one thought, one deed at a time …
~ Judit e. Szabo
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
~ Og Mandino
The single biggest problem with communication is
the illusion that it has taken place.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Artist: Milena Dragic
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce.
You look for reasons it is not
It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
You never blame the lettuce.
Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce.
Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
That is my experience.
No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding.
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Artist: Cami Rodriguez
Once upon a time there dwelt an old King in a palace. In
the center of a golden table in the main hall, there shone a
large and magnificent jewel. Each day of the King’s life
the stone sparkled more resplendently.
One day a thief stole the jewel and ran from the palace,
hiding in a forest. As he stared with deep joy at the stone,
to his amazement the image of the King appeared in it.
“I have come to thank you,” said the King. “You have
released me from my attachment to Earth. I thought I was
freed when I acquired the jewel, but then I learned that I
would be released only when I passed it on, with a pure
heart, to another.
“Each day of my life I polished that stone, until finally
this day arrived, when the jewel became so beautiful that
you stole it, and I have passed it on, and I am released.
“The jewel you hold is Understanding. You cannot add to
its beauty by hiding it and hinting that you have it, nor yet
by wearing it with vanity. Its beauty comes of the
consciousness that others have of it. Honor that which
gives it beauty.”
~ Thaddeus Golas