With each action (or REaction), try to ask yourself “Am I doing this out of Fear or Love?” If Fear is at the root, make sure to give yourself time to rest on the issue – some time to think (or maybe not think so much).
Rarely do we need to act right this second, even if someone is pressuring us. We do still have a choice to stop, even if the other person does not like it. Maybe they are angry. Does that mean we need to absorb their anger, and make it our own? Of course not. If we consciously recognize that we have a choice, we allow ourselves the room to stop.
We owe it to ourselves to stop. We contribute to the greater good if we stop. Even for 1 minute. Or 2. Let’s give ourselves a much-needed break from being fearful, and possibly angry or sad or ashamed, as a result. Let’s give ourselves the space to let Fear subside.
Because actions cannot be undone, unlike our gracious and forgiving “Undo” function on the computer, and actions based on Fear destroy lives and relationships. There is no question that saving something so precious is definitely worth 2 minutes of our time.
And a very sincere thank you for stopping today to read this!