Retracting Instead Of Reacting.
Updated: Sep 12, 2019
It's as simple as it sounds, yet one of the hardest things to do as a human being. We see something we don't like, or something that doesn't resonate with us - and there's this itch to react. I'm so fucking sick of it. Trying to retract and go over the situation objectively is going to give the best outcome. Clearly. "Hindsight is always 20/20". Reacting is easy, and it feels good in the moment. But what about when the dust settles? What have your words and actions done to benefit the situation? What has it done to help you move onto a better state of being? Retracting is difficult, but it's just another muscle that needs to be exercised and disciplined in order to grow and progress to its healthiest potential. When we make a conscious effort to understand more than being understood, more than being seen, more than being heard ... we vibrate higher. We align ourselves to our highest potential. We give ourselves the opportunity IN THAT MOMENT to be better. Anger is a divine emotion, when it's directed properly. The misuse, and the abuse of our emotions are what tether us to one state of being. Ask questions. Reflect. Don't limit yourself by allowing a temporary emotion to control you. UNDERSTAND WHERE IT'S DERIVING FROM. Sometime's you're going to be the asshole in the situation, sometimes the outside source is just looking for a reaction to begin with based off unsettled business within themselves. It is your job to find what does resonate in that situation, instead of allowing what does not resonate spoil the lesson encased in the experience.