The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it.
- Will Foley
Have you ever had one of those days, where everything seems as though it's going wrong?
You wake up in the morning with a headache, your partner makes a negative remark, you get in your car, you get a flat tire... Finally, when you get to the office, you find a letter sitting on your desk telling you your job has just been terminated.
Quite a mouthful, don't you think?
You slump down on your chair, holding the letter in your hand in complete disbelief, saying to yourself: "what the heck just happened, WHY"?
Right at that pivotal moment, what usually remains concealed from most people's eyes are the forces which come into play, in each and every incident: Cause and effect.
Depending upon your level of awareness, your actions will be a direct result of your state of mind.
If you know that one action leads to the other, and that essentially everything is energy, what would you do, see, hear, or feel if your partner woke up on the "wrong side of the bed" and decided to take it out on you?
You could take what he said to you personally, feel offended, lash out at him and the whole incident can become explosive in no time at all, right?
For the most part, We've all "been there, and done that..."
Your partner just said something he shouldn't have said.. Initially you feel hurt, but then you immediately shift your focus from yourself and your hurt feelings, towards your partner.
You begin thinking about him.. Why would he say that? What is really bothering him? Is it me or am I just the scapegoat to his negative emotions?
Awareness changes everything!
By being more aware of yourself you expand your understanding of others - you enable yourself to be more compassionate through sensing what others feel.
You gain control of your thoughts and emotions which make you less impulsive or reactive.
It allows you to pause and consider things a little more deeply, from a completely different angle.
That is how you can stop the inevitable chain reaction - you have the power to defuse any situation, but in order to do that, you must firstly be AWARE.
This is not to say, that you should accept abuse or any other behavior that arouse feelings of anguish in you.
Awareness provides you with a whole lot more control of YOURSELF and how YOU choose to behave ~