coping...

I am learning a new way of coping with things....
I am looking at the situation...and then asking myself if it belongs to me...
If it is not mine than I mentally hand it over to the person it belongs to....
I cannot make people do what I would do....I cannot impose my views on them
just as they cannot make me do what they want...
It really is quite simple when written down...
A little harder to put into action....but I am doing my best!
Be Well...

5 comments:

Merry ME said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I've wished for the right words to say that might be helpful but didn't sound preachy. I think you've just said what I was thinking.

terri said...

oh, i love that.
and yeah, i'm sure this is harder to put into practice right now. but you're right. thanks for posting it as i want to use it too.
we're all right there with you....

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Nicci said...

Wow, I needed this. Good for you. Love to you.

Pat Dalke said...

Dear Patti:

A wise decision...where I get hung-up is shaping my response to the other person's decision.

Complicated stuff when the situation is so important. When life is hanging out there in the balance going to a deeper meditative place and taking deep, deep breaths helps me with that rising sense of panic.

Maybe,letting go and trusting in the journey is best, but oh, so hard.

Hang in there through the tough stuff, you are never alone.

Pat