I was at a potentially contentious meeting this morning. I knew there would be time for a break, therefore, I brought a book to read. Funny how you attract just what you need, this is the passage that I read during the break …
Mind Like Water
“Imagine throwing a pebble into a still pond. How does the water respond? The answer is totally appropriately to the force and mass of the input, then it returns to calm. It doesn’t overreact or underreact.” Anything that causes you to overreact or underreact can control you, and often does. ~ Getting Things Done by David Allen
I am sure we all heard the saying, don’t sweat the small stuff, but the imagery of the water’s property and calmness just put me in a Zen-like state. It really put me in the present moment, made me really stop and think before responding, being overly emotional, being like the water, responding appropriately.
I hope it has the same affect for you!