S:0418 Principle: Reactions Show Us Our Stuff

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)

 

What do you react to? Strongly react? Maybe even to the point of being upset?

Anything you react to is a gift. Why? Because you only have a reaction to something on the outside if it is similar to something on the inside. So the gift is self-awareness.

You may argue, “But what about reacting to seeing children harmed? Surely you can t say that I have that within me?”

No, but you may have a part of you which feels the powerlessness of a child, for instance. That part deep within you would be triggered by the external event, causing your reaction. Reactions can show you a part of yourself you will want to understand, strengthen or heal.

Then you will be able to respond to situations rather than react to them.

 

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