Yes, Actually, You Are in Control

July 28, 2014 2:33 PM

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Here I am staring at an email in my inbox. A response to my request, one I thought more a formality than a requirement. I sat shocked, reading that my request, albeit not rudely, was denied. My temper started to rise. Emotions roiled. "What? How dare they do this to me! They just don't understand!" Then, I stopped. The reality hit me, full force, that I was reacting to the situation. Not observing my reaction (advice I had given no less than four people within the last two days) but, instead, allowing my reaction to control me.

You can not control the situation but you can control your reaction to the situation. The words are much easier said than practiced , but can transform your life when you dedicate yourself to them. Learning to separate ourselves from what happens to us and beginning to see how we respond to it is th...

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