The Choice Stage

“There is always a three-part process in any reaction first, the other person’s behavior; second, a moment of choosing a response; and third, our reaction. …There is liberation in noticing the choice stage… a remarkable thing happens – our self-esteem rises.” – Touchstones Meditation For Men

Today, when I feel reactive to something someone does or says because I don’t like it, I’ll take a deep, long breath and give myself that extra few seconds to pause before I respond. When I am spiritually connected enough to regulate my responses, ILML!  

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