On Sunday our priest talked about the word Civility and encouraged us to be mindful of the tone in our encounters with others. If we could coat, “Civility” around our imaginary emotional boundary, we most likely could experience an atmosphere of understanding and integrity. This periphery would give everyone permission to state their own opinions while keeping their healthy boundaries intact.
Think about your own boundaries or boundary crossings in relationships with people around you on a daily basis and feel free to comment below.
Think about where and how you might start making deposits to foster connectedness among people in our country. Think about behaviors you can demonstrate to weave a stronger sense of unity and respect for fellow citizens. And if your neighbor, friend or brother is of a different mindset than you are ask yourself, “how can I disagree in a climate of respect”??Read more →
Today, as I sipped on my hot mocha, I reviewed the coping cards I developed several years ago. One in particular caught my attention: “Our brain is like a computer. We can re-program our script.” This card reminds me that no matter where my mind is set, whether it be soup, or how I view life experiences, I can put on a new “lens” and offer myself new opportunities.
I’ll write more on change in my next blog, so please keep posted!
Challenge yourself this week to observe how you deal with conflict at home, at work and with friends. Do you fire back, get quiet, or use sarcasm? Can you HEAR what the other person is saying, even if you disagree?
Remember the “PAUSE BUTTON.”