DO NOT LISTEN WITH THE INTENT TO REPLY/RESPOND. THAT WAY YOU WILL ONLY RETALIATE. LISTEN WITH THE INTENT TO UNDERSTAND.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. It’s just that i hate all such assholes who try to sell courses. Such punters have polluted internet, scammed thousands of people & that’s creating a world which is losing faith in simple basic values like HUMANITY.)
When you react to something someone says or does, you may have a problem with boundaries. If someone is able to cause havoc by doing or saying something, he/she is in control of you at that point and your boundaries are lost.
When you respond, you remain in control with options and choices. If you feel yourself reacting, step away and regain control of yourself so people can’t force you to do or say something you do not want to do or say; and something that violates your separateness.
When you have kept your boundaries, choose the best option. The difference between responding and reacting is choice. When you are reacting, they are in control. When you respond, you are in control.
You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the kind of friends you have, the work you do, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in, the way you respond & react.
You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner.
You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge, experience and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind. Be a real you.