Getting beyond knee-jerk reactions

It’s a typical day. Nothing too unusual. Things are going OK until you hear something so outrageous or disconcerting—maybe a statement in the news, an assertion on social media, or a rumor at school or work—that you quickly respond with anger or discouragement. Sound familiar? 

As justified as a knee-jerk reaction may seem in the moment, letting indignation get the better of us doesn’t usually end well. Rather, it distracts us from digging deep to discover the facts, perpetuates inharmony, and clouds the spirit of thoughtfulness that leads to progress. 

So, what if we took a different approach in such situations? What if we paused for a moment to let God, divine Truth and Love, impel how we respond to what we see and hear on a daily basis?

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February 4, 2019

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