Friction, Feelings and Choice #960 

by Sue Hawkes

Perturbations, interruptions and challenges are signals to us. 

When I’m irritated or experiencing friction, my feelings tell me to react, my thinking prompts those feelings. 

Wisdom over time is learning to pause when the feelings happen, learn to observe yourself in the moment, evaluate your response, and then act. 

All self care practices enable this wisdom. Without them, we learn more slowly and typically with penalties and interest.  

There is always an opportunity to choose a more effective path. 

You can accept it, leave it or change it. 

Anything you don’t will imprison you. 

Sue HawkesFriction, Feelings and Choice #960