Each night before I go to bed, I read a chapter from Laurie Beth Jones‘ Jesus, Entrepreneur. Her writing is easy to read and inspiring, especially after a long day. Many years ago I read The Path and created a mission statement that I still follow today.
Today, I found myself triggered by someone else pushing their agenda and time table on me in a way that pushed my buttons. I wanted to walk away from the deal, lash out, make them feel bad and regain control in an unpleasant way.
Then I remembered last night’s chapter. I “shalted” and applied Laurie’s sage advice.
Thou “shalt” not make decisions when you are…..
All is well, instead of taking action in a way that does not reflect my highest self, I decided that”I shall” go out and get some fresh air, pick up some lunch, let go of the outcome of the current situation, talk to my daughter and have some of my favorite chai tea.
How can you turn a “shalt” moment into an “I shall” act of kindness toward your self and others?