The words that came from your mouth; the action you took; pretend that your enemy just did that…
how would you react?
“How hatred and vengeance leave a path of destruction in an ever-widening circle.” Leonard Nimoy
Stop condemning another for their behavior and think about what you’re doing.
“Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.” Sherlock Holmes
Stop allowing the negatives to win by getting you to do what they do.
“madness has no purpose, or reason, but it may have a goal.” Mr. Spock
The goal is abliteration!
“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity”
Don’t feed the fire with the same actions that started it!
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. Leo Tolstoy
We must all change our way of thinking and reacting before we implode!
“We’re all desperate to be understood, but forget to be understanding.” Unknown
Try to listen to people and understand them.
“Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable” Steve Maraboli
After understanding, comes contemplation. Don’t react hastily. Don’t fuel the fire.
“Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness.” Kathleen Pedersen
After relaxing, think with a clear and rational mind. Don’t let arbitrary things bother you. Answer with words that will solidify your cause. Answer with words that provide hope instead of more fire.
“One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower.” Spock
Remember, it’s not about being perfect or getting your way, it’s about being heard and making progress.