How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
A few nights ago, my partner and I triggered each other, followed by 20 minutes of silence. Why? Because neither of us wanted to say something we’d regret. So we waited until we got our big person voices back before talking about it.
Yes, that deserves a pat on the back, because it hasn’t always seemed possible to hold back the floodgates when I’m triggered.
Today was a different story – I spent it with a help desk. From 4:30 in the afternoon till 8:30, I was on the phone with customer service. Three calls: I eventually hung up on the first call after waiting on hold for over an hour. The second call hung up on me and didn’t call me back. On the third try I got lucky and discovered what the problem was and how to fix it. I amused myself in between calls working out how much this was costing in phone bills. If I ever hear the music that company played over and over while waiting again, I may just go to the competitor.
I don’t know how considerate and calm I was during the process. Not very near the 2-hour mark. But by the time I’d hit number three, I had calmed down enough to speak with care and focus on getting the issue solved. I hate to admit it, but that might have contributed to the resolution.
And then I was reminded by Mr. Dyer about karma.
Now I’d love to hear from you about your own experiences, knowledge, opinions. In the comments below, share one thing that you experienced as a mirror moment that changed your day, or even your life.
This newsletter is in three parts: the first part is my contribution; the second is a video I’ve found that relates to the topic in part 1; the third is a quote. I hope you enjoy the richness this brings to the topic of the week with all three parts.
Alan Watts – On Karma
Quote of the Week
If you’re really a mean person you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop.
― Kurt Cobain
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