Responding vs. Reacting

“Between the stimulus and the response there is a space, and in that space is your power and your freedom.” Viktor Frankl

In this culture of immediacy and instant gratification, we often forget that we have the choice to slow down and think, before responding.
Giving ourselves this time, we can begin to participate in life with clarity, calmness and intention, instead of reacting. We can choose to respond from a place of strength and authenticity rather than reacting from unawareness.

For today before responding, practice pausing with intention, and striving to offer a response that comes from your authenticity and open heart. Strive for creating peace within yourself and for others.

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Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan, M.A., LMFT, is a Licensed Couples and Family Therapist with twenty years of clinical experience. She specializes in intimate relationships, sexual challenges, sacred sexuality, and helping clients embrace their true erotic nature. She supports women in discovering their most radiant, vibrant and powerful feminine essence.