Has there ever been someone in your past or maybe someone in your current life that makes you experience emotion beyond reason?
For example, the sound of their voice or the statements they make cause instance anger, frustration or fury?
Are you able to get past it or are you currently in the middle of it and have no escape from these emotions? Continue reading “Who Has the Power?”
I truly hope you all enjoy #WaldoWednesday as much as I enjoy writing it each week.
This week I decided that in honor of International Day of Peace that I would find a quote to show that as human beings we’ve always, at any point in our history aspired for peace.
Right out of the gate….”Peace cannot be achieved through violence” and when you really think about that you have to agree that it rings true. When has violence or revenge ever resulted in peace and harmony? I know that in moments on anger we all want to react and inflict the same harm on others that we feel has been inflicted upon us but is that really the answer? When I’m upset I do my best to step back and not spew out the anger words that I want to use to cause damage. The same should be done when thinking of committing violence against another. Do you feel good about yourself or the situation when you do harm? Does it solve anything?
“It can only be attained through understanding” What does it cost us to step back and try to look at a situation though someone else’s eyes? What would the world be like if we all stopped and acknowledged that through better understanding and communication that more problems could be solved? I understand the need to “make them pay”, I really do but I also think about it and who is really paying? The person or people that bought violence or the so many others that are just trying to live and provide for a family like so many of us do everyday.
I guess I’ll just leave you with what I believe. It is so much easier to hate than it is to love. Hate creates fear that incites violence. Love creates understanding that inspires peace.
Is it Wednesday again already!
I really like this quote. Just read it then sit there and and really think about it. “A great man is always willing to be little.”
To me this says that in order to become a better person, a more well rounded person that you must step from the spotlight and become the audience. You might now realize that you’re in that spotlight but when you shine brightly with ideas and have the voice to speak them it creates a spotlight.
I have recently encountered this in my work life. I was taught growing up that if we wanted to know something to look it up. I still carry that idea to this day so when I don’t know something I whip out my phone and head to Google to find the answers. I was told recently that this is perceived by some as being a “know-it-all” and that it is offensive to some. I was genuinely shocked! I had no idea that in wanting to learn more and spread that knowledge that I was making myself too large in this person’s eyes and needed to humble myself again. So I’ve taken to just sitting back and listening more. I store the need to want to know the answer away and research it on my own time. I no longer shout out the answer but wait for others to look to me before I speak. Is this a good thing? I’m not sure but to make my work life easier it is what I’ll do to promote peace and a happy work environment. I will be great by being little.