Pause Choose Respond
There are things coming to us from outside, and those that we are sending out. Situations and people come from outside, so what we get from them is not in our control. But what goes out from us – our thoughts, words and behaviour in response is always our choice. We think someone else caused our happiness, anger, pain or fear as we are in a habit of blaming. Also we are not aware that our response is our internal creation. Let’s consciously choose to respond with peace, calmness and happiness today. Nobody else can create our emotions or make us feel a certain way. We create them but wrongly believe others are responsible for how we feel. No emotion is obvious and no response is natural. Let’s take personal responsibility of our thoughts, feelings and behavior. He wronged me so I was obviously upset, Her behavior angered me should not be part of our vocabulary.
Our situations do not determine our happiness; our response to the situation determines it. The response begins with the thoughts our mind creates. Feeding the mind with good thoughts to begin the day is like planting healthy seeds in a fertile space. The outer environment is often a reflection of our thoughts. We reap the fruits of happy thoughts that attract happy experiences. Sit back and program your mind for a perfect day. Set the foundation of emotional stability to build your responses. Situations and people can be imperfect but your state of mind should remain perfect – calm, happy and peaceful. Your thoughts, words and actions should radiate positive vibrations, influence people and situations, and attract more peace and happiness.