So many times the things we tell our kids are such great reminders for us, too, aren’t they? This is one of those things, and I think if you’re human you will agree that this is one of those concepts that is so much easier to remember than to actually execute.
I think when we instigate something, this concept is easier to keep in mind, but when we are responding to someone or within a particular situation this becomes a bit more of a challenge.
I find that in those moments of response, it is always helpful to pause for a moment, don’t you?! I still may not choose the right behavior, but I am much more likely to do so if I’ve taken a moment to clear my mind.