Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Words

Detaching With Love:
Sometimes people we love do things we don't like or approve of. WE react. They react. Before long, we're all reacting to each other, and the problem escalates.
When do we detatch? When we're hooked into a reaction of anger, guilt or shame. When we get hooked into a power-play -- an attempt to control or force others to do something they don't want to do. When the way we're reacting isn't helping the other person or solving the problem. When the way we're reacting is hurting us.
Often, it's time to detatch when detachemnt appears to be the least likely, or possible, thing to do.
The first step toward detachment is understanding that reacting & controlling don't help. The next step is getting peaceful -- gettin centered & restoring our balance.
Talk a walk. Leave the room. Go to a meeting. Take a long, hot bath. Call a friend. Call on God. Breathe deeply. Find peace. From that place of peace & centering will emerge an answer, a solution.

***Today I will surrender & trust that the answer is near.

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