REACTION

Reactions matter.

 

 

“For every action,

 

there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

This is true in the world of motion, of physics.

It’s part of what makes the universe work.

 

In relationships, if followed,

 

equal and opposite reactions can be a killer.

Yet this is often how we operate.

 

Our reactions to

 

statements,

looks,

smiles,

frowns,

tones of voice,

don’t often come from a place

of centeredness or reasonableness.

 

They come from

 

personal history,

our confidence or insecurity,

what we “think” the other person really means.

 

So if, unlike the universe,

 

you can put some space between the

action

and the

reaction,

even just one breath,

you may discover a new way of relating

that isn't just reacting.