Walk down another street

Think of the possibility of changing your response.

What we need to learn is how to not be impacted negatively by the goings on around us. Especially when we consider that many stress inducing events and individuals are likely to increase.

Wanting to reach your goals is likely to be a stress increasing activity – not the reverse.

A holiday is likely to be a stress inducing situation.

Therefore we must learn to change our response – not remove the negatives.

Stress is an individual response (decision) made about something. Mostly we stress when we “make” something wrong. If we stay neutral and just observe for a while we can choose a response instead of uncontrollably reacting.

Try going another way to the way you usually go. Choose a different response.

Which way?

Any direction other than your normal one would be great.

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

I.

I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in. I am lost…..I am helpless. It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

 

II

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.

 

III

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in…it’s a habit….but, my eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately

 

IV

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I walk around it.

 

V

I walk down another street.

                                                                      -anonymous

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