Sometimes, I allow my temper to get the better of me and when I do… I jump to react.
But, the problem with reacting during a moment of intense emotion, is that I often say things or do things I later regret.
When I let my emotions take over, I act from a place that is not in line with my spiritual path.
Reacting without stepping back to calm my mind leads me to make assumptions… assumptions that often prove to be inaccurate.
Today, I try my best to walk away from a heated moment and give myself time to process the situation and use logic to clearly think on the problem.
Then, when I feel that I can approach the situation again with a bit of compassion and a bit of maturity, I do so… sure in my behavior.
“Dear God, help me to be rational. Help me to choose to react as a loving and kind adult in all situations that may try my spiritual growth.”