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In the midst of conflict

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Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness 

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The Wednesday Whisper

This, too, will pass

I was reading an account of a woman who boarded a plane and having saved up for a long time she took her seat in Business class. Apparently she was unkempt and smelly so the man next to her made a complaint that the woman should be moved. The whole thing escalated and the story had a moving ending but what touched me was that while she was in the midst of humiliation and degradation directed towards her, she sat quietly and said to herself, ‘this, too, will pass’.

There is so much in the simplicity of reminding ourselves that nothing is permanent, situations change and things pass.

Learning to determine what will pass and is therefore not worth the struggle, attachment or escalation, and what will lead to an unsustainable change that requires immediate attention and effort is one way to find mastery of life.

The DRM helps us to discern the difference and supports us to communicate our intentions in ways that are more likely to be heard.

Maria’s Mindfulness Moment

This phrase stimulated me to think of the changing scenery of my life and reflect on the situations where looking back, I could have sat back, if I had been able to focus on that phrase in the midst of the tensions. Also, to celebrate when choosing the situations to respond to strongly was the right thing to do.

The Wednesday Whisper

What in your life, will pass too?

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