The restless tide

01/19/2014

 
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The moment someone pushes you, you have a choice. You can push back and risk a never ending battle where no one wins. You can become like the wall that they can swing at and throw themselves into and damage. Or you can provide no resistance and become like the air, free and lighthearted... and watch them shadow box themselves.

Easier said than done? Yes. But it comes with practice. This is turning the other cheek...

It does not mean being a doormat. It does not mean giving up what you feel is right for you or giving up your ground. It simply means taking a step back, taking a deep breath, and seeing what is really there. And HONORING YOURSELF above all else. Wouldn't you rather be happy and follow your joy than be someone else's punching bag? Do what you must do for yourself, but do not become the very thing you disdain by resisting it.

Rise above the restless tide, and it will pass... It always does.

Love, Kate


As don Miguel Ruiz reminds us, "
Whatever people do, feel, think, or say, don't take it personally."