Ok, so I know it might be cheesy to have gotten this quote from a John Mayer song, but I have to say it feels so perfect. The only person that decides who you are and how you act is you. I know, like I said in my first post, that sometimes it feels so HARD to change. To think differently. To act differently. But as hard as it feels to break our mindless habits, it can be just as simple and easy. Actually, its ALWAYS simple and easy. We just have to DO. Take action. Be aware. Take a chance on being someone you weren't one second ago. Its ok. You'll still be there afterwards. And you'll be one mindful reaction closer to that person you want to be.
I find that the easiest way to practice this comes in stressful situations. So next time someone says or does something that stirs a reaction in you, wait long enough to take a deep breath and give yourself time to decide how to react, instead of letting your reactions decide for you. Take responsibility for each and every word that comes out of your mouth. Work at being proud of what you say in the present moment instead of regretting what you did later on. It all happens in that second. That breath. It gives you a chance to be powerful and CHOOSE. Choose patience. Choose understanding. Choose love. Try it and let me know how it goes!
Til next time.. Namaste.