I was talking to my friend this afternoon about a conversation that had upset me.
One of our mutual friends had done something that I felt was unacceptable: something unacceptable related to me.
My friend was acting as an impromptu mediator, trying to logically help me to understand a situation that had become emotionally charged.
She spent several minutes reasoning with me, calmly helping me to look at the situation from a different point-of-view, and hoping that it would stop me from reacting.
Later that afternoon, when I met my friend, the mediator, for coffee, I looked at her and said, “You are absolutely right. I totally understand both sides of the situation now and I’m choosing to wind it down…. let it go… not react.
I realized that my friend who I believed behaved unacceptably to me, was reacting out of hurt and anger, and that if I chose to escalate the situation, I too would only be acting from my shadow self instead of choosing to react with love and faith and from a higher spiritual place.
Sometimes it is hard to back down, back away, and look at emotional situations with logic and detachment but… it is important to see all sides of a problem, look at my part in it, and then choose whether it must be discussed or if it is something I can let go.
Today I know… that this particular problem… is better released with love and prayer…. that I should accept it and differing points-of-view… and let it go.
“Dear God, help me to act with a loving heart. When I am struggling with perspective, help me to see clearly other points-of-view.”