Before making choices and acting, consider the repercussions.
An angry outburst may seem the easiest way to make a point or vent feelings, but does not achieve a good resolve for all concerned - agitated thoughts expressed in actions leave the agitator restless, rather than calm and peaceful, and others upset.
The better we understand ourselves and follow our conscience, the more conscious control we have in our lives, and the less need to act in angry, aggressive and harmful manners.
Sit comfortably, eyes closed, hands in lap. Practice regulated breathing - even breaths in and out such as 2 counts to breathe in, and 2 counts to breathe out.
Begin by imagining yourself at a boardroom meeting. There are 6 people seated along each side of the table, and you are seated at one end of the table opposite the board chairman at the other.
You are at the meeting with the intent to bring others to your point of view.
When it is your turn to give your presentation you either:
(1) Point out the benefits your plan will have for the company, showing backup information to make your points; or
(2) Make an emotional plea that unless others side with you the company will lose out on a lucrative deal.
Now, considering other board members are interested in making a wise choice, would they go with the concrete examples of number (1), or the emotional plea of number (2)?
Finish your meditation with a deep breath and resolve to calmly convince with backup information, rather than emotional pleas.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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